Wednesday, October 07, 2009

33 woo hoo!

Two weeks ago, The GTP turned 1 and I took her out for a good long mountain run. Well today was my birthday, so she took me out on one to reciprocate the favor and to visit with my mountain friends. Good thing we both like galloping!

We landed a perfect like 18 hr weather window between the "colder by the day" rain.
Up we went. Long ridge line with lots of up and down on the south side of South Fork, then back via the valley trail. I've only done this ridge one other time like 7 years ago which is crazy since it is freaking awesome.


I love ridge running.

"Go faster you slacker - there's more ridgeline to slay!..."

Hello Alaska range...
"Hurry up!"

Eagle peak looking all Alpinesque..

We made it to the Triangle pass where I threw in the towel amidst changing weather and a stiff wind, Lucy wanted to go slay Triangle peak but I talked her into chasing Sheep instead. By the time we got down to Symphony lake she was actually starting to show signs of tiring herself...

I thought she'd let us just walk the valley out back to the trail head, but nope, no such luck today. She made me gallop.


karen said...

Happy Birthday

What a great way to celebrate the b-day

Great pics

Kid Riemer said...

Happy Birthday Eric. Glad you had a good day. I hope you enjoy many more.

Sherrie Soltis said...

Happy B-Day, Looks like an awesome day, I think S.Fork ER might be one of my favorite places...but I haven't done that ridge yet, sounds like the perfect loop...

Alaskan Assassin said...

Happy late birthday!

You need to start inviting me on these adventures.

the Benjamins said...

Dude, your blog is very inspirational! Riding mountain ridges? Wow. I have been trying to get my adventure on as best as possible here in Kansas. I need to step it up a notch! I am trying to figure out what to wear for the upcoming Winter - man I am a wimp. Thanks for the inspiration!