Throwback Thursday: My teammate in blue barely had peach fuzz on his face at White River 50 Miler in 2003, and now he has years of ultrarunning experience and a brand new book out. Pick up a copy of “Hal Koerner’s Field Guide to Ultrarunning” with a forward written by the guy in the belly shirt.
She touched down on the Valley floor! Around 4:30pm Saturday (4 days, 9 hours), Jenn Shelton completed the 220 mile John Muir Trail after three unsuccessful attempts. Krissy Moehl stopped at mile 136 with major GI issues. Both are doing well now. Congrats ladies!
Jenn making her way to Garnet Lake, Ansel Adams Wilderness
To hike from Mexico to Canada and back, a man needs strength and speed and luck. He needs something else, too. If only he knew what it was.
I’ve saved this article for years and came across it this week while going through an old office box. It’s one of my all-time favorite sports adventure articles, published in 2005 by Backpacker Magazine and cleverly written by Steve Friedman. In 2004 Scott Williamson was the first person to yoyo the 2,560 mile Pacific Crest Trail—hike from Mexico to Canada and back to Mexico in one season! Rumor has it, he’s hitting the trail again this month to take back the overall PCT speed record. Thanks for the inspiration Scott!