13.1 miles, 2,700 ft of climbing
Boney Mtn Xterra Trail Race. This was re-scheduled from January, cuz it got rained out. But, I think this is much better time of year. The sun was out, the flowers were gorgeous and the hills were green. Much different from a few years ago, after the wildfires. That year, the course looked like a moon-scape. This year, the brush was way over grown, scratchy scratchy at your legs and arms all way. Watch your feet for the rutted out trails. Watch your head too:Dead branches will poke you in the eye. The winds really picked up at the end. Giant head wind on the last mile back. I took my camelback cuz there’s no water from mile 6 to 12.
Oh boy, this was a tough run. Super steep. but, it was the most scenic run in years. Wildflowers blooming and butterflies everywhere. Topped off with a scrumptious pancake celebration at CiCi’s. Yum.
My personal comment is that this race is crazy steep, hard.
Gregg, Ryan, Sven, Danny and son, Tyler, Lynda, Bob, and Joe