All three of us were signed up for the 27km. Neil's legs were still a bit tired from his 20 hour outing last weekend so he was quite fine to hang with me for the journey. It is a tough trail run which goes up to 9,000 feet with a net elevation gain of 4,000 feet. This year near the top of the climb there were a few people not doing very well - headaches, vertigo, nausea, exhaustion - get down as fast as you can were my words of advice. We moved swiftly over the top stopping just for a brief moment to enjoy the incredible views. Once over the top it is very rough and takes you down a steep scree slope. Eventually the trail becomes runnable and it is a nice downhill all the way to the finish. Gottfried does a great job of hosting this event in such a beautiful location with plenty of food and prizes. We always enjoy hanging out on the grass at the end relaxing in the tranquil of Lightning Lakes in the shadow of the mountains.
Working my way up...
Reagan White on his way up - WOW it really is super steep!
I made it!
Heading back down...careful!
And the highlight of the day...Craig came first in his age category (50-59) ;-)
He was also recognized for the only person to do every Frosty event for the last five years. The prize for first place in his age category was a bottle of Gottfried's wine with a label on it that says Frosty Mountain Trail Run - 1st! That's a keeper!
Today we did a 3 hour bike ride on the Pitt Meadows dykes. It was another spectacular and warm day. 29 degrees out our way.
From 9,000 feet to sea level along the Pitt Meadows Dykes.