Big Loop around Donner Lake – 35 miles

In my preparations for the Tahoe Rim Trail 100 on July 18, I was supposed to run 35 miles on Sunday, wrapping up an 80 mile week- my biggest week in the training cycle. Gretchen agreed to join me, and we planned to run on the TRT course. However, the day before I came down with a bad case of pink eye – so we had to change plans, as we couldn’t ride in the same car together, or risk makingRead more

The beauty of this place is overwhelming

A perfect early morning run before work. 12.5 miles, from the base of Negro Canyon, following the Donner Lake Rim Trail up to the PCT, under I-80, then South to Old Hwy 40, and East to Donner Summit Canyon trail, and back down to the car left at the Summit Canyon trailhead. Start time 5:00a.m. All pictures of Gretchen were taken by me. All pictures of me were taken by Gretchen. 🙂Read more

A sunrise and a sunset

Unable to sleep in (went to bed late and drank too much), I went for a 5.5 mile run around town this morning, and was rewarded by spectacular clouds and sunlight beaming through the fog. It was exactly what I needed to kick the hangover. Throughout the day, the clouds and colors were absolutely brilliant. I couldn’t wait to get out again for another run after work. I headed up to the Donner Rim Trail, via Negro Canyon, towards SummitRead more