Thursday, November 11, 2010

Run- Hike-Walk

Today I set out on a 9 mile run.

I headed towards the mountains.

Found a trail up the mountain. A little further up there was a sign. It said do not go on trail unless you have a compass, map, etc... Then it started with loads of warnings..... Gulp..... I stopped reading and pretended like I didn't see the sign. Sometimes ignorance is bliss!!

The trail was technical at times.

Hundreds and hundreds of cacti.

Breathtaking views.

Loved this tree.

I saw a few butterflies and what I assumed was a chipmunk. No snakes or scorpions today... Yippee!

The path became very narrow. My fear of heights kicked in and I quickly turned back! (felt dizzy taking this photo)

Great day.

I noticed this tree on the resort property. It looks like it's got green skin. Neat!

I didn't make it to the pool today. I was really tired after my run/ hike..... So tired that I needed a nap :-)

Where did your last run take you?

Gotta shower and dress for dinner.

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Anonymous said...

Did you find it difficult to breath on your run with the change in altitude? Was the surface on the trail sandy?
I’m thinking about a trail run out that way…and I thought I'd ask

The Trail Jogger said...

Awesome trail pictures. I love finding new trails and running in areas I haven't been previously.

This looks like a great trail. I'll bet if you hadn't run into the cliff you would have wanted to keep going! I know I would have!

Happy trails!

Unknown said...

I didnt have any difficulties with the altitude. The trails were not sandy... dusty, but not sandy. If you decide to go you won't be disappointed. Have fun!

Trail Jogger: I could have run indefinitely. Arizona is amazing!!!!!