Sunday, June 21, 2009

Williams/Waldo...

Had amazing trail run this morning with some of my favorite people, and in a place I've never been! John led Dani, Mike, Christy, Staci, Randi and I off from Soda Springs park up to gorgeous Williams Canyon. We crossed many streams/waterfalls...sun creeped in between the trees...drips of water fell on our shoulders as we ran through the single track. I suddenly looked up at one point and we were out of Williams and I was now seeing Pikes Peak! After almost an hour of straight up climbing...we entered the 3.5 mile Waldo Canyon loop. A bit more climbing at first before a great couple miles of rolling downhill. Dani I were together the whole way and we laughed with all of our toe-catching trips, nose sniffling, and grunts from what seemed to be the never ending uphills! :) We headed back down Williams Canyon after finishing the Waldo loop and even though it was downhill...the legs had had about enough. So, jelloy legs and the millions of rocks forced us to really pay attention those last couple of miles. After 2 hours and 20 minutes, Dani, Mike and I had a sprint out finish at Soda Springs Park and were awarded with yummy bread and cinnamon rolls courtesy of the Danster...and they were ever so tasty!

A great day outside...fun with friends...and a salty face:). Can't wait to do it again! Below is a picture I stole of part of the Waldo Canyon loop.


2 comments:

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

I love the Waldo Canyon Loop - beautiful. Maybe we could hike it together one day soon...running it would kill me. :)

Staci said...

This was a beauty wasn't it? :)