2009 Adventure Run Recap

A recap of Adventure Runs in 2009 in chronological order: Thompson Peak: (June 17th) Located in the rugged Trinity Alps region of the Klamath Mountains, this climb entailed passing through the rugged glacier-carved Canyon Creek drainage with granite cliffs, waterfalls, and lovely alpine lakes. Mount Sill: (July 9th) Stellar views from the summit (known as…

High Sierra Adventure Runs

Much of the FKT focus in California is with multi-day long routes (John Muir Trail, Tahoe Rim Trail), but there are numerous single-day loops and routes in the high Sierra that are aesthetic, providing the runner with all the scenery and fun without the sleep deprivation and extreme fatigue. There are a plethora of peaks…

Best Bay Area Hill Climbs

If you are looking for some E (elevation) in the Bay Area, this post provides a great list of hill climbs, including famous mountains like Diablo and Tamalpais, but also lesser known trails and summits. These ascents will not only get your heart pumping, but will also inspire you with the beauty of nature. The…

2009 Adventure Run Ideas – WA

A selection of adventure run possibilities for 2009 and beyond in Washington State. Washington: Ptarmigan Traverse: Tough to pass on this one. Mount Olympus: Shoot to lower my FKT from 2007. Lyman Lakes/Napeequa Valley: An area of astounding beauty covered thoroughly in a 50 mile loop. Mount Shuksan: An iconic mountain that has yet to…

2009 Adventure Run Ideas – CA

A selection of adventure run possibilities for 2009 and beyond in California’s Sierra Mountains. New for this year is a section for the Northern California Coastal Ranges, which features an appealing mixture of old growth redwoods, rugged coastline, and snowcapped mountains. Sierras: Middle Palisade: This peak lends itself to the fastest time of the Palisade…

Best Peninsula Single Tracks

Here is a list of my twelve favorite single track trails on the SF Peninsula. The list is generally organized by location from north to south, but they are all located in the Santa Cruz Mountains in a relatively small area that is rich in protected public lands. I can assure you that each one…

Bay Area Peaks & High Points

I compiled a list of notable Bay Area peaks and high points after I couldn’t find a complete list on the internet. The list is organized by mountain range. Hope this is useful or interesting! See the list after the jump!

My List of World Famous Hikes

Here is collection of twelve world famous treks outside the United States that I would like to do at some point. Most of them are in the most rugged, mountainous areas on the planet – I like mountains! These trips would be more relaxed, but I imagine they would still be (much) lighter and faster…

Cool Ultra Trails

Here are some sweet ultra trails in wilderness settings in California and Washington State. If I am going to be running as far and long as these trails, the scenery better be spectacular and this list delivers! I don’t think I am ready to run the longer trails on this list, but maybe sometime in…

2008 Adventure Run Ideas – CA

Here is the list of potential adventure runs in California’s High Sierra! Bar exam studies will likely preclude getting to most of these this summer, but I’ll be living in California so there will be plenty of time in the coming years to run through these peaks (and more) in the high Sierra. See Washington…

2008 Adventure Run Ideas – WA

As I sit here with a strained groin and a healing process that is proving painstakingly slow, I can’t help but think about potential mountains for adventure running. What is adventure running? Find out here. In traditional mountaineering, it would take a long time to get through the list below (2-5 days for each), but…

15 Favorite Trail Runs Near Stanford

It’s amazing how much great running there is so close to Stanford! I honestly cannot think of anywhere else where there is so many miles and so much variety in the trail running opportunities. In addition, the moderate marine climate here is almost perfect for running. Here is my list of favorite spots I have…