Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Salt Lake Valley - Mt. Wire (Big Beacon)

We went up our first peak of the year. After having to run lower elevation trails and not summiting any mountains for the past few months it was great to get up on a high peak and have a spectacular view. We followed the same trail as last week but continued on up to the peak. We hit a couple muddy spots (actually Troy and Jeremy hit the muddy spots), but other than that the trail was clear and the weather was great. Got a little chilly up on top but warmed up quickly on the way down. We stopped by the Living Room again to enjoy the sights before coming down. Craig took a trail that put us on the road a bit out from the cars so he could kick our butts in a sprint to cars. I almost lost my dinner and I don't think I was the only one. Great way to finish the run! Challenging trail but well worth the effort. Looking forward to City Creek next week.

Miles: 5.3 total
Starting Elevation: 4977
Ending Elevation: 7139
Total climb: 2162
Time: 1 hr 35 minutes
Runners: Jer, Craig, Sam, David, Troy, Ryan




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