Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Last Runner Standing... The Grueling Cayuga Trails 50

I want to begin by saying that this will not be your ordinary race recap post. This will be a discussion about how far the sport has come, the building interest in the East, and the potential for the sport in the future.
Ready to Climb Buttermilk Falls
What will be discussed will be my vision that the Cayuga Trails 50 help to validate. And of course along the way I will recap how the race transpired because this year it was unlike any ultra that I have been apart of.  Here we go...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Ridge Runners - The Cannon Style!!!

Cannon Mountain - early morning light on the wall!!!

Cannon Mountain ( formerly Profile Mountain ) is 4080 foot peak in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Its known by climbers for both technical alpine rock climbs and high end ice climbing routes.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Brushing and Bouldering in the Beartooths

Just a month ago, I wrapped up a one-calendar-year pre-med/ post-baccalaureate program. Stuffing all of this into my head didn't allow me to climb as much as I'd usually like:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Winter Dreaming

I know it sounds crazy that I am dreaming about winter already but I can't help it.  I am a addict.  It is true that I am addicted to skiing powder!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Historic Tom B Trail Run---A Finger Lakes Classic!

Cole Crosby- featured in the green and black
Let me begin here by mentioning that the Tom B Trail Run has been around for quite some time and is labeled as the annual "kick-start" to the trail running season here in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate NY.  I have used this race as my tune-up event each year and have enjoyed the opportunity to really test myself a this event.  

Get excited as the weather seems amazing and race-day is going to showcase great stories as people put themselves to the test!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Searching for Boulders

Looks more like ski season...

Last Saturday my friend, Sander, and I decided to head into the southern Tobacco Route Mountains to look for new boulders. I had used Google Earth to look at the mountains there, and found a couple of really big boulder fields with really big-looking boulders.