Sunday, June 15, 2008
Yesterday was a great day on the WS trail. My brother Wally and I and several other ultra friends ran from Squaw Valley to Robinson Flat. It is a 30 mile run that goes through Duncan Canyon. It was a beautiful day and a few of the runners were running their last long run there before the race. We swapped a lot of running stories and I really enjoyed hearing about the "old days", when a few of the runners there were running in the 18-19 hour range at WS. It was interesting to hear from these guys all the behind the scene stuff that happened while they were "racing" from Squaw Valley to Auburn. These guys were tough, and they still are today. Thank you Dan Williams for making our run yesterday a success. You are a winner.
For any of you readers that are running the race in two weeks, their is very little snow, the patches here and there will probably be melted by race day. Duncan Canyon has 70+ trees down and they are promised to be cleared before the "show" also. The creek at Duncan is about calf deep and will be a perfect place to cool off if it is hot.
Happy Father's Day to all you Dads. Matt's kids are coming for a BBQ and we are looking forward to that. Enjoy your day!