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!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Road Trippin #2

Been home for a week and finally feeling back to normal. Being on the road for 41 of 47 days is way to much. However it was quite awesome seeing the entire country coast to coast. Lots of work and a great response to Altra!

From Charlottesville, VA I headed to Richmond, VA then down to Durham and Raleigh North Carolina. Went on a great trail run in Umstead State Park. Smooth single track...

Greensboro, Charlotte, Greenville, Atlanta...where I had a great trail run with long time friend Tommy Schlosser. Kept moving and spent a day of rest with my in-laws in Birmingham AL. Only days after the deadly tornados and my heart goes out to the people who suffered from that desastor.

On to Shreveport Louisiana, and settled in Dallas Texas for a few days visiting shops, clinicing, and training. A long drive from there to Albuquerque NM and a great trail run up in the mountains late at night. Sante Fe and then to Durango CO. What a great trail system and cool town. I'd never been but I'm dying to go back. From there it was home sweet home!

Glad to be back for a while but there will be plenty of traveling this next year or so and I promote Altra.

On a totally separate note...Left Fork of Hobble Creek is TOTALLY washed out. The road is a 5 ft deep river gorge. The damage is unreal. Squaw Peak 50 might have to be re-routed and/or have serious luck getting aid into folks. There is a ridiculous amount of water coming down the canyon. My guess is Squaw will be an out-n-back on the front side. There is NO way of getting a vehicle up there and as a runner it would be almost equally difficult. Less then 3 weeks out so we will see...

1 comment:

Alan said...

I've been running in my new Altra Instincts up in Corner Canyon for the past week or so, thanks in part to Craig's great shoe review. Best shoes I've ever run in. Yet, I'm really anxious to get my Lone Peaks! I'm glad you had such a good road trip. I know Altra will be successful.