And We’re Back On For The Rocky Mountains

The TransRockies Run 2016

‘what temperature is it in a tent at 10,000 ft elevation at 3a.m. in Colorado?’

Day 1 — Arriving in Buena Vista

Arkansas River at the Back of Liar’s Lodge in Buena Vista.
Great shop and restaurant at about 8,000 feet in Buena Vista, CO.

Stage 1: Eureka! Buena Vista to Railroad Bridge; 20.8 miles, 2,500 feet elevation gain (33.5 km, 760 m elevation gain)

Stage 1, testing my SPF 50 sun hat.
Last few miles of stage 1
Chill those legs down! Oh so good!
Charge station — one of the wonders of the world!

Salomon Stage 2: Vicksburg to Twin Lakes; 13.3 miles, 3,200 feet elevation gain (21.4 km, 975 m elevation gain)

A sea level interloper on Hope Pass ~12,600 ft
A walking break to enjoy the surroundings — drink it in!

GU Stage 3: Leadville to Nova Guides at Camp Hale; 24.5 miles, 2,700 feet elevation gain (39.4 km, 823 m elevation gain)

We found the GU Yeti — guy loves his cowbell!
Relaxing by the water at Nova Guides, Camp Hale

Kahtoola Stage 4: Nova Guides at Camp Hale to Red Cliff; 14.5 miles, 2,800 feet elevation gain (23.3 km, 854 m elevation gain)

How could we possibly complete 3 more stages — a total of 100 km and 3,600 m climbing at high altitude?

Yep, we’re packing it in today. Let’s just get breakfast before we inform the race organizers.

Nathan Stage 5: Red Cliff to Vail; 24.1 miles, 4,100 feet elevation gain (38.8 km, 1,250 m elevation gain)

Stage 5 panorama.

I never want to finish this race.

Getting philosophical on stage 5

Beaver Creek Stage 6: Vail to Beaver Creek; 22.4 miles, 5,250 feet elevation gain (36.0 km, 1,600 m elevation gain)

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Donal Bailey

Donal Bailey

Doctor, Entrepreneur, Passionate About Optimising Performance in Life and Sport

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