Next Stop, California!

On September 25, 2008, in Lifestyle, Running, Uncategorized, by Meghan

Hardscrabble Peak in the Bridger Mountains still holds some snow in July.

I'm standing on Hardscrabble Peak in the Bridger Mountains.

On this particular outing, I ran first from the Fairy Lake Trailhead to the top of Sacajawea Peak. Then, I returned to the Fairy Lake Trailhead and ran up Hardscrabble Peak. Next, I ran from Hardscrabble Peak straight over to to Sacajawea Peak. Finally, I ended back at the Fairy Lake Trailhead. Total mileage was low but the vertical was insane, about 12 miles and 5,000 feet gain. I did this run the weekend before going to Burning River 100, ran almost every step except the scree on Hardscrabble, and knew I was in damn fine shape. It was an awesome morning in the mountains.

It’s fairly fitting that my last post from Yellowstone contains a couple pictures from the Bridger Mountains, my favorite place to run locally. Also, I never had time to post photos from two very excellent Bridger Mountains runs I did during July and August, so I’m squeezing in a little Bridger Mountains love here. Finally, it’s appropriate to post old trip pictures because I’ve still been doing so little running. I’m healthy and happy, just too busy to do anything but maintenance running and the miles I put in with the cross country team.

My house is in a state of utter chaos right now, and I find it hard to believe that in 36 hours, it’s going to be empty and we’ll be on the road to California. By the end of the weekend, we’ll be unpacking into the Sea Foam Palace, my little rental house in the California woods. On Tuesday of next week, I start my new job. Next stop, California!

13 Responses to “Next Stop, California!”

  1. Backofpack says:

    Drive carefully and enjoy the trip! Can’t wait to see pics of the new place. Packing up to go is the worst – but unpacking is fun!

  2. JeffO says:

    Moving! I hate the hassle, but I love the adventure of pulling up roots and going somewhere new.
    Good luck!

  3. Beth says:

    Good luck Meghan!!! Thinking of you and praying for you. Have fun moving (yeah right! 🙂

  4. Rick Gaston says:

    Like backofpack said, enjoy the trip! Safe driving.

  5. Journey to a Centum says:

    Did you end up leaving your bike and trainer in the bathroom? Seems like you may have had to cut the wall out to remove those items from your make-shift heat training room.

    Will the Sea Foam Palace have a better heat training room?

    Enjoy the experience!

  6. Audrey says:

    Enjoy Meghan!!!! You sound soooo busy! I can’t wait to hear about the new place and training grounds.

  7. Tom says:

    good luck to you Meghan, new trails and new mountains to scale.

  8. Sunshine Girl says:

    Michelle speaks for the “mom” in all of us!!

    At least you won’t be in the back seat for this roadtrip:] Safe travels and catch up with us when you can! I suspect there may be a gap in your postings….no worries, you know where to find me if you need an ear.

  9. A says:

    Wow, hard to believe the day is here already! Farewell and bon voyage! Hope the move goes well. Can’t wait to hear about the next stage of adventures to come!

  10. olga says:

    Enjoy the road to a new place, may it be crooked!

  11. mtnrunR says:

    have a safe journey. look forward to reading about your new adventures

  12. saschasdad says:

    I hope you’re loving your Green Palace, new job, and new environment, Meghan. I’m anxiously awaiting to hear the new news! So stop with the excuses about being too busy with all of the new stuff and let us know!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Hello man!

    It is my first time here. I just wanted to say hi!

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