The Ultra Experience

Here's to the adventures of my life which are usually ultra marathon trail running or fly fishing but may include other trips, experiences, thoughts, opinions, or pretty much whatever I want. As co-founder of Altra Footwear my life and adventures seemingly revolve more around developing and promoting the best footwear in the world...and I love it!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Fourth of July --Bagging Cascade




Once done with my NOLS course I was eager to get back to trail running. When approached by Golden and Danny to run Cascade Peak I said "sure" having no idea what I was getting myself into. The first several miles were great especially since it is on the Katcina Mosa course (my next race) but after Lightening Ridge the trail ended and it got nasty. Running turned to scrambling and on it went. The scree and bouldering got tiring and annoying but on we went. Nearly five hours later back stumbled 3 tired souls eager for a Jamba Juice. Cascade Mtn is NOT recommended for running. Not by myself or anyone sane person that I know of. Having done it, I have no intention of ever doing it again! It did create some classic moments. Like Danny respectfully wearing his American flag shorts, it being the 4th of July and all. Cascade Mtn is a 10,908 ft mountain that rises to the east above Orem/Provo.

1 comment:

Danny Moody said...

I have to agree that it was probably one of the stupidest runs that I have ever done. But that being said, what an adventure. There were a ton of cool scenes along the way. But I'm with you. Never again will I be tempted to run Cascade.