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Sierra Nevada Trail Running Guidebook

Returning to the Sierra It turns out you can go home again. And it can be even better than remembered –  especially when you return to California to trail run in the Sierra Nevada. I …

La Sportiva Mutant Review

The La Sportiva Mutant is my favorite trail shoe, I announce about halfway up our morning climb. Really? That’s a pretty big statement. Dan seems a bit surprised even after I’ve gushed about them on …

I Hate Running and You Can Too – A Review

I Hate Running and You Can Too: How to Get Started, Keep Going, and Make Sense of an Irrational Passion by Brendan Leonard I have never reviewed a book. There have been numerous packs and …

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Winter Trail Running Mt. Whitney

While planning our winter Wild West Trail Running Road Trip, there was nothing we wanted to do more than Mt. Whitney. Not just because it’s the highest peak in the lower 48, but because it …

Trail Running Telescope Peak in Death Valley

Freezing in Death Valley Our Wild West Trail Running Road Trip got off to a frozen start. We’d been seeking dry, thawed trails for a week when we finally decided to head for the desert. …

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Wild West Winter Trail Running Road Trip

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.”― Edward Abbey Road trips conjure up visions of sunny days and warm nights, windows down and friends jockeying around tailgates for …

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How to Trail Run in the Alps

Each summer, it’s becoming more and more normal to see runners slaloming the hikers on the trails of the Alps. Trail running is continuing to explode. But while COVID’s impact on the racing calendar has …

Solo bikepacking across the Alps

With only two weeks to go until the Tour des Stations ultrafondo (240km and 8200m of climbing), it was crunch time. I felt massively underprepared and still needed some BIG days in the saddle to …

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Mountain Running Tips

This post is the conclusion to Running Mountains Instead of Races. Here in the Alps, or whichever mountain range you find yourself, there are a lifetime of peaks to climb. Finding the ones that inspire …