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Team Tapia, pit stop crew, Cloudburst.
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Angeles Crest 100 - 2015 Race Report

Mile 38. Howie emerged at Cloudburst looking haggard. He was hurting everywhere, especially in his back, which was pulling everything below it up - his glutes and his hamstrings. Howie was in pain. I reminded him that nobody is having fun…
Mt Lowe from Mt. Disappointment

Mt Lowe Trails

A favorite place for me to run in the San Gabriels front range is Mt. Lowe.It's good, scrappy stuff, exposed, rocky (some sections very), harsh, and fun. It's also reachable on foot from town, although I usually prefer to get right to it and…
Gila, NM, by Kari Greer, USFS. Creative Commons.

Light of the World

The hills are alive...Shoemaker fire is burning up near East Fork Road above Glendora, not so terribly far from where three dumbass stoners set the woods on fire earlier this year. A day after the Shoemaker fire started, it is only 10% contained.…
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…
Rim Trail

North Side of Mount Wilson

The sun was setting as I approached Mt. Wilson on the last stretch of trail. By the time I reached the top, it was dark, and a brilliant almost blood red sunset stretched across the horizon, interrupted in the middle by a low blue cloud.I'd…
Pacific Crest Trail heading down to Sulpher Springs Road

Triple Digits Lonely

3 PTS TO MT. HILLYER. 6.36 miles, from mile 42.72 to 49.08, elevation just below 6,000 feet. The middle of the AC100 race, and the last section of heat. It starts with 4 miles of slightly downhill winding PCT singletrack, hot, exposed, dry,…
Me at Chantry

Whistling Past the Graveyard - AC100 2013 Race Report

Welcome to the 265th annual AC100.Friday August 2nd, at the Best Western pool just off the 15, on the edge of the high desert, facing the freeway. Traffic is loud. I'm pretending it's the ocean.The lady at the front desk has cleaned up pretty…
Sioux Teepee, by Karl Bordmer, 1833

Pre Race Jitters

I cannot find my Rocky Road long sleeved tech shirt, or my Outdoor Research cap. Not only is it my most comfortable long sleeved shirt and my most comfortable cap, but they are also my LUCKY shirt and cap. It's no coincidence that the last time…
The Scenic Mound

Weekend

Chilao campground, 6:30 am. The sun rising behind me is warm on the back of my neck. I'm drinking coffee.I can see Mt. Wilson in the distance. I'd guess it's a little less than 15 miles away. It looks very far.That 15 miles will be miles…
Rotted Tree on the Silver Moccasin Trail

Silver Moccasin Trail

The Silver Moccasin Trail begins at Chantry and ends at Vincent Gap. Comprised of a series of somewhat distinct trail segments, parts of which are shared by other trails, most of which used to be Native American trails, it's 53 miles long,…
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…

Chasing Fog 2012

The year is drawing to a close. It's been an interesting one.Looks a bit like we might have a cold (by So. Cali standards), wet winter. There's snow early in the mountains, and we've had more than the usual amount of rain.The week of Dec…

Mount Islip

The temperature finally dropped. The air has changed, and the days are getting shorter. Fall is here.With this change of seasons, I always feel like hunkering down, a sort of slowing, like hibernation.I took a run up from Crystal Lake. The…
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…