Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Alta Run

Jon, Eric, and I got out this morning for a nice run in the high country.  We started at Alta, ran up to Albion basin, up the Catherine trail, down towards Brighton and around Lakes Mary and Martha and to Twin Lakes, up to Solitude, across the Highway to Heaven, up to Fantasy Ridge, to top of East Silver, then to West Silver, across the ridge to Flagstaff, and back down to Alta.  It was about 11 miles with 4500 vertical and took us 2 hrs 48 mins.  The "run" off Flagstaff was classic -- scree, no trail, and some bushwhacking at the end.  I really enjoyed the forest trails between Lake Martha and Twin Lakes.  Fun loop. 

Jon brought his sweet camera phone and took some pics.  Me and Eric running up Albion road with Superior in the background.

Lake Mary.

Running off East Silver.

I think I've decided that my favorite shoes -- the ones that work -- are the Inov8 Roclite 295s.


Faceless Ghost said...

That was a fun route. I think it would be perfect if we could find some kind of a trail off the ridge.

old school said...

Ghost w/o a face: I'm not sure what you are talking about not being able to find a trail off the ridge. If you think like the Samurai, the "trail" is simply the route between where you are and where you want to go. The "trail" off of Flag was just really steep and sketchy.