Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Neff's to Brighton

When we originally scheduled this run the expectation was that we would be running on trails covered in leaves.  A nice cruise through the Wasatch to take in the colors and hang out with friends.  






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Well, Sunday morning greeted us with a steady rain and instead of finding leaves covering the trail we found a blanket of snow on the ground.  Fortunately for us the rain stopped shortly after we got under way and the sky started to show signs of blue.  I would never guessed right then but before the end of the day I would be happy I brought my sunglasses along.


Getting up to the top of Neff's we found we weren't the first group to reach the top that morning.  Standing in the saddle, taking in the view were traildancers John, Dan, Bob and Brian.  We hung out for few minutes before heading up along the trail, moving cross-country over to the top of Thaynes Canyon.  From here on the route was pretty straight forward and except for the occasional sections of deep snow we made a good pace all the way to Brighton.  Even if the colors didn't seem to be quite as spectacular in years past it was still a great day and a tough run.  I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story...

3 comments:

FastED said...

What's with the Hawaii shirts? OH I get it.... Preparing for the HURT, right? You win Christian for the ugliest running "outfit" - ever!

Jay Aldous said...

Easy FastED - I'd say Christian and gang looked sharp and quite fashion forward. Finally a sense of style in the Wasatch!!

FastED said...

mmm-hmm - "sharp" and "fashion forward" Oh I totally agree!