There are certain days that can fill a mind, pushing out any negative thoughts and experiences. Yesterday's run was that for me.
I planned to head over to Leadville and run out and back from Twin Lakes to Winfield. It seemed logical with Leadville 100 just two weeks away. But I've seen enough of Hope and the course to know it and know how to run it and, for once, I didn't feel like running alone. Some guys, spearheaded by Todd Ganglehoff, were planning on tackling the difficult and scenic Pawnee/Buchanan Pass Loop in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, so I decided to join them.
It was a little bigger of a run than I wanted to do, so I decided to take photos and video of the run as sort of a governor to keep me pausing and not try to keep up with the speedy guys. There was a good amount of snow, some mud, abundant water crossings, long climbs up to 12, 541 ft, waterfalls, sunshine, good conversation, and a dead bunny in Troy Howard's grill. Great, tough, long run.
Here's the video