It all started off with running R2R2R in the Grand Canyon. Then, the next day, I went to a Bachelor Party out in the woods and tried not to wreck myself too much (although paint ball was way too awesome to not go full throttle during...). I rounded out the week a bit by squeezing in a bunch of hours of work at VR and then went to a wedding on Saturday. To finish it all off, Susan and I had a great day of climbing at The Peaks on Sunday. Good stuff!
So much fun...but I think if every week was like this I wouldn't last long...
Weather wise... we had a rare night of rain and I woke up to find snow on the top of Mt. Elden and on The Peaks. Cool. Pretty wild to have weather like this just two days after being at a wedding in Sedona in 90 degree heat. Gotta love the southwest!
AZ Trail speed record attempt by Adam Bradley report... It looks like he went through Flagstaff 4 days ago and is now probably north of The Peaks and closing in on the Grand Canyon. He has been on the trail for 20 days now. The current record? held by Matt Signore of 28 days and 22 hours looks like it will be beat pretty easily as long as Adam keeps moving at his current rate. Good work!
...I have to admit, my competitive side is following this because of a curiosity and wonder of how fast I could do it and if I could ever have an opportunity to try and beat a record like this some day... I want Adam to crush it but at the same time I'm a little jealous of him actually doing it...silly, maybe, but that may just be the competitive drive that feeds people to break these records in the first place... a drive to wish others great success in their effort and then at the same time be inspired by them and compete to try and break their records someday yourself.
Saturday: easy 3 miles (on observatory mesa with Susan)
Last Week Total: 45 miles and 11,500 feet of elevation gain