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Maggie Beach, Chantry, 11pm, 2011

Angeles Crest 100 Gallery: 2011 - 2013

Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance RunThis gallery follows three races: Maggie Beach's 2011 race, which I helped crew, my 2012 finish, and my 2013 DNF. Most of the shots are at aid stations, a few are on the course. The 2011 shots were taken…
Lone tree & storm clouds, top of Baden Powell

Hyena Hundred

I wanted old school ideas. A couple of years ago I asked Larry Gassan for training suggestions. I wanted old school ideas, nothing new fangled involving cross fit or GPS or anything other than straight up suggestions on how he trained for AC100…
Mount Islip

Blue Ridge Weekend

Blue Ridge Campground, 7:15pm. Quiet. There's still a little sun left, but I'm in the shade. It's been a cool week.The sky over Baden Powell was an unusually deep blue for the middle of summer. There were brilliant clouds, too.22 miles,…
Me, Baden Powell

Poodle Dog Bush on Baden Powell

There is Poodle Dog Bush on top of Baden Powell. We smelled it first, thought it must be something else, and then saw the plants. The following day: slow, lazy morning at Blueridge Campground. I woke up at 7am. This is, for me, sleeping in.…
Baden Powell Ridge

Broken Finger

I took a pretty good spill running AC100. Running along the ridge after cresting Mt Baden Powell, around Throop Peak, somewhere around mile 20, I snagged my foot in some shrubs and went down. My calves started spasming, and my attention was…
Limber Pine on Mt. Baden Powell

2,000 Year Old Limber Pines

There are ancient limber pine at the top of Mt Baden Powell. Limber pine are subalpine trees, usually marking the edge of the tree line in the subalpine zone. They are made stunted, twisted and crooked by the wind. There is a word for this:…