Friday, June 24, 2011

Bell Canyon 2011

We have been out doing trail runs this year but I've been to busy(lazy) to post the trails we have done so far. I'll work backwards from the most recent run. We've had some great trips so far and this was one of them. Bell is a great canyon but get's steeper the higher you climb. Towards the end it's just a stair stepping rock hopping trail. It makes for a slow decent but still fun. With the run-off as high as it is right now we thought it would be fun to see the falls. The river is unbelievably high. It was so loud that many times we thought we were at the falls. We missed the correct turn off and continued on up the mountain for a great view. We made our way back down taking many turn offs that we thought were the correct one to falls. When we finally found the water fall it was well worth the effort. We all stood in amazement at the falls. It was quite intimidating. We had some terrific runners with us that pushed us hard and made this a challenging run. I particularly enjoyed the sprint from the bridge down to the reservoir with Pete. The narrow trail with the close cut trees and corners was a lot of fun to navigate.

Total Miles: 6
Starting Elevation: 5238
Ending Elevation: 7232
Ascent: 2020
Runners: Jer, Ryan, Garhett, Pete and Mitchell

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