Good For The Soul

On June 26, 2009, in Running, by Meghan

Time in beautiful places and with even more beautiful people are both so good for the soul. And, if you can’t run much, you might as well enjoy the company of others who are running. Please enjoy a mini-photo tour of last weekend’s play in Yosemite National Park‘s high country.

Bryon toe taps Mono Lake, then starts running uphill towards Tioga Pass.

Bryon begins a 14+ mile, about 4000 foot elevation gain road run from Mono Lake to the summit of Tioga Pass, with Junebug the Border Collie and I as his “non-support support.” In case you’re wondering what that phrase means, it’s basically shorthand for “watch in amazement from the safety of the truck with cappuccino in one hand and camera in the other.”

Bryon at about the 8000 foot level

Slaying 9000 feet!

Bryon arriving to 9545 foot Tioga Pass.

That was some sweet Leadville 100 training!

Yours truly giving the backside of Lembert Dome a go.

The next day we did a short rike (run-hike) to the top of Lembert Dome in Tuolumne Meadows. While I still can’t run far or fast, boy did it every feel good to just let my body run.

Bryon and I atop Lembert Dome.

The high country of Yosemite is so fresh, young, crisp, spring-like. Just lovely!

11 Responses to “Good For The Soul”

  1. Dan says:

    Looks like an awesome run.

  2. Leslie's Keith says:

    Love the picture of the two of you!


  3. JeffO says:

    Hope your plantar is getting better. Mine is showing signs of improvement. Finally.

  4. "e Brutto" says:

    Nice pictures.
    That slabby stuff looks like fun to burn up.

  5. E-Speed says:

    Looks beautiful!

  6. Sunshine Girl says:

    Stinky boys rule.
    Hope you had fun at States Weekend.

  7. Danni says:

    Fantastic! I'm sorry I didn't get to see you this weekend but I hope you had a great time.

  8. Mike says:

    What's that on Bryon's face? He's taking this vagabond lifestyle too seriously 🙂 Lovely pics!

  9. Bryon Powell says:

    Mike, I'm now clean shaven save a half goatee.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Great pics! Who is that ugly mutt you're hugging?!?


  11. Anonymous says:

    Are you dating the Unabomber? Okay, I'll stop now.

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