First of Autumn

The first of autumn called for a celebratory run in the high peaks before the weather starts limiting us to the lower elevations. We were also restless to hit the trails after a week of road running in town (I’ll write a bit on the devastating and maniacal flooding next).

We set off to Breckenridge to run the Breck Crest half-marathon loop. As tempting as it was to run the full marathon course, with a road marathon coming up in 6 days time we decided to keep it short and sweet: 5.5 miles up and 5.5 miles down.

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It’s just been three weeks since I was up here for the marathon yet summer seems long gone up here! Everything is turning gold and a chill in the air warned that winter will be here soon.

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And just as we neared the top of the ridge it started to snow!

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Pointing to the pass that we ran over on the marathon course a few weeks ago.

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Kea dog boycotts the family photo in favor of scouting the horizon for marmots…!

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A quick and chatty descent along the ski roads back into town wrapped up a beautiful morning in the high country. Running in the mountains makes me happy :-)

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