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is your September open? a neat, new 50k in Montana (Read 49 times)


running under the BigSky

    if September is open and you're looking for a nice run/vacation.......... Big grin

     

    this sounds really intriguing and it's in a beautiful country (Madison Range), just a stone's throw from Yellowstone (btw September is a great time to visit Yellowstone!)

     

    the entire race is between 7500-11,000' and you get to bag a peak as well, several miles are off trail

     

    more details here:

     

    http://runtherut.com/

     “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.”                                                                           


    Le professeur de trail

      Oh my...that...sounds/looks...awesome! Someday...


      Ultra Cowboy

        5 days after that I hope I'm in the Wind Rivers of Wyoming, Chasing Mule deer in Velvet.  looks awesome though...

         

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        Low_O2


          That looks like an awesome race! Too bad I'm usually busy chasing critters around the mountains in September...

          Watoni


            I would love to do that! Maybe next year ...

            NorthernHarrier


              You know when you do Devil's Backbone you'll be able to look over and see the ski runs at Big Sky. You can call it a recon of sorts! Smile

               

              If I was still doing 50k's I would do it in a heartbeat. Love the area and I actually know someone who has a condo in Big Sky so I could probably mooch.  Oh well....


              running under the BigSky

                ^ this is true, although I'll probably be watching myself trip over rocks or falling down in the snow, so I might not get much recon work in Big grin

                 

                say if you're still thinking about the Beaten Path and  have dates in mind, let me know- my boss is starting to run and has set a goal of running the Beaten Path w/ me this summer- I've got him up to 13 mils thus far

                 “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.”                                                                           

                NorthernHarrier


                  ^ this is true, although I'll probably be watching myself trip over rocks or falling down in the snow, so I might not get much recon work in Big grin

                   

                  say if you're still thinking about the Beaten Path and  have dates in mind, let me know- my boss is starting to run and has set a goal of running the Beaten Path w/ me this summer- I've got him up to 13 mils thus far

                   

                  Yeah, you do need to focus as you are on a knife edge in places and a simple trip could send you into the abyss. But man, that is a beautiful run. You will love it.

                   

                  And you're right, I need to get my summer calendar in order and it is all pretty fluid right now. I definitely want to do it though. The change is my daughter and I are going to Moab in June so it is something I may just shoot out for and spend just a few days out there myself. Have to eat at Grizzlies near the the trailhead at East Rosebud. Wink

                   

                  Looking at your race schedule what are you thinking? End of July?

                   

                  There is a picture in the latest Backpacker of a place in Miles City called the Montana Bar.  Thought of you when I saw it. Big grin


                  running under the BigSky

                    Grizzlies- good, juicy burgers.....mmmmm Big grin

                     

                    end of July or mid-late August- a couple weeks before Bridger or a week or so after- if I get drawn that is, if I don't is there is room I'm going to give the Elkhorn 50k a go (it's 8/3)

                     

                     “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.”                                                                           


                    running under the BigSky

                      short video clip

                       

                      http://vimeo.com/64914425

                       “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.”