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!

11 comments:

Bob Gentile said...

Looks like a FUN day with friends!! Great Pics

Anonymous said...

Kelly, I found your awesome blog! It was fun chatting our way up the mountain. I am looking forward to hearing all about your upcoming adventures. See you next year.

Dan Daly

kelly said...

Thanks, Bob! How is your recovery going? I hope your feet are better! Congrats again. You done it!

kelly said...

Hey Dan, thanks for checking out my blog! I had a great time talking to you too. I hope your daughter has a wonderful experience at her camp. Take care and I hope to see you on the trail before next year.

mtnrunR said...

thanks for sharing the info. was wondering about the first 29.7. been watching the snow melt from the high camp cam for a month now. it's gunna be a great day. and boy is both the men's and womens field deeeeeep.
tom riley, the slower older brother of M9 jeff riley

kelly said...

Hey Tom, Good luck in the race. I wish I was going to be out there. I am running Safety Patrol, so I will keep my eye out for you. Run smart out there, and enjoy the mountains.

Donald said...

Hi - Thanks for visiting my blog again, and thanks for the trail update. I was kind of looking forward to snow, actually. Oh well.

I'll look for you on the course!

Anonymous said...

Tonight's "Dirty Jobs" episode: Keeping trains on track; making boudin sausages; cleaning animal skulls and bones for display.

Third one looks good, eh?

kelly said...

I don't think cleaning animal skulls and bones is a "dirty job". I may have to contact the show and tell them that. Anywhoo, thanks! I will record that episode for sure. I have a few dirty skulls that need some fixin as I type. Whoever this is, you must know me pretty well!! Thanks again.

Paul Charteris said...

We followed your footsteps Kelly. Our gang was only an hour or so behind you.

Cheers, Paul

Brian Thomas said...

Happy belated birthday! I'm envious of your running out west!

I just wanted to let you know that myself and some other people with loved ones with lupus are starting a group of Lupus Runners. If you are on Facebook, just search for Lupus Runners or you can join at my website www.lupusrunner.org. Keep on inspiring the rest of us!