Friday, July 04, 2008

Running the Baldface Mountains

Great way to start the 4th of July by running the Baldface Mountains located in the White Mountains with Ian, Jim and Erik. Felt great. For the past two days my legs have felt creaky from the Pemi-Loop run but after a few miles I loosened up and felt fine.

Thank goodness for the cold front that moved through yesterday. It didn't put a huge dent in the temperatures but it definitely wiped out the humidity we've been experiencing. Most welcome.

Not far from the finish is a great swimming hole known as the Emerald Pool, where we jumped in and cooled off. Great to soak the legs in the cold water afterwards.

On the way back, we bought jewelry from a little girl who had a stand set-up in front of her house. We saw her last year but didn't stop, only later that day to be reminded by Jim's girlfriend, Shauna, that you should ALWAYS stop to buy from little kids who set up stands. Heather, if you're reading this, you have a new bracelet.

Ran 9.9 miles in 3:02:37, including stops on the summits.
Insanely hilly.
Upper 60s, sunny.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt.



Luc said...

Wow, that's a heck of an elevation chart. :) Happy 4th of July!

Andrew said...

You are one strong runner!

Sparkplug said...

Looks like a great day to be up on the Baldfaces. Awesome! We did the loop back in May, but we *hiked* it :-)

Trail Monster Running said...

Great run/hike today! I had a lot of fun. We're going to kick butt at VT.

Sorry about the crop dusting:)

Thomas said...

Now THAT is what I call a proper mountain!

Love2Run said...

Your training runs are simply amazing! I'm getting dizzy from the height...

Anonymous said...

beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.