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Winners Jorge Pacheco & Ana Guijarro

Mt Disappointment 50K - 2012

I didn't run the race this year. I wanted to - I woud have liked a bit of redemption from last year's festival of cramps - but I was nowhere near ready so soon after AC100. What I did instead was showed up with camera to Shortcut - mile 20-ish…
My shoes, after the race

Mount Disappointment 50K

Sat. August 13. This is said to be the toughest 50K in So. Cali. We started at the top of Mt. Wilson, headed down, up down, up, down, up... 7,403 feet of climbing says my Garmin. Probably a dozen stream crossings. Long exposed climbs. Because…
Kista and the Twins

Mt. Disappointment Test Runs #2 & #3

I'd run the Mt. Disappointment training run a few weeks back, crashed at about the 3 mile mark, and did the rest in pain. I decided to have another go at it.Not knowing what she was getting into, Kista joined me. The climb up back up Mt. Wilson…
Bloody Hand at Westfork

Mt. Disappointment Training Run

Mt. Disappointment Training Run. Down Mt. Wilson road, a turn onto some singletrack, down to Redbox Rincon Road to Westfork and then up Kenyon Devore to Mt. Wilson. 15.5 miles, 3,800' of climbing. And pretty much a disaster...or at least…
Kista and the Twins

Kista and the Twins, Mt. Wilson Twice

Angeles Forest. The idea was to head down a singletrack that I'll be following during Mt. D. but Kista & I could't find access to the trail (and anyhow, it's all overgrown with poodle dog bush) and took the fireroad down instead. Hot, no shade,…
Kista and the Twins

Mt. Wilson

I have two friends running Western States this weekend: Maggie Beach & Sheri Okamamoto.Kista & I will be driving up to Auburn early Sat am to cheer them as they finish. This year there've been record snows up in Squaw Valley. Folks on the…