Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Greenwater Lake Run / Norse Peak Wilderness

Nothing like a 12.5 mile Tuesday morning trail run up in the Norse Peak Wilderness near Mt. Rainier to clear ones head.  Steve Stoyles and I headed up Hwy 410 to the town of Greenwater then drove 9 miles of forest service roads to the Greenwater trail head.  When we arrived it was a crisp 27 degrees F with sunshine beaming down on us.

The parking lot was at the cusp of the snow line so there was a dusting of snow on the trail at the start of our run.  Thanks to Steve for providing the pictures for this posting.  I have not replaced the camera I broke a couple of months back and it's impacting my blog posts.  We wanted to make it the entire 7 miles up to Echo Lake but decided to turn back just .3 miles away due to deep snow, slippery ice, and painful stove piping.  Steve managed to entertain me with a very quick fall on a nice snow covered ice patch.  Somehow even though he was the one who fell I ended up being the one bleeding from the sharp ice crust when we were stove piping.

Training is going well for WS100 with 6 Ultras run so far this year.  Five of the events were 50K's and one was a 6 Hour event where Steve and I managed to run 38 miles.  We have also been able to sneak away for some nice long mid-week trail runs and a PR run of the 12 Summits course that is about 32 miles with 10,500 feet of climbing.

Run Happy my Friends!

9 comments:

Wes said...

You always have the best pics :-)

Sunshine Girl said...

Stud! Hell yeah, I'd say training is going good.

Scott Keeps Running said...

Happy training!

Trail Runner said...

Awesome local blog! Thanks for sharing...

Darrell said...

So much beauty up there.

Scott Keeps Running said...

Congrats for WS, Eric!

mizuno shoes said...

Love the pictures! Wonderful! Nice one,, keep running and give the best run always! :)

keen shoes said...

What a wonderful place, hope I could experience that great adventure!

David Haas said...

Hi,
I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could email me?
David