Wednesday, September 26, 2007
On September 2nd, Janine Patitucci and I (Karen Schwartz) ran from North Lake to South Lake via Lamark Col. Janine and I left her house at 6am. At 6:45am we began running. Janine is Swiss and therefore has an internal Swiss clock. She estimated it would take us 15 hours - I thought 12 - Janine was correct!
I had two favorite parts of the run - Darwin Canyon and eating a Big Sur Bar on top of Bishop Pass - it tasted too good!!! Darwin Canyon is one of the most beautiful spots I'd been to all summer. No one was around, the lakes were blue green beautifulness, and the surrounding peaks are rugged and rad! Also, I'd never been there before while the rest of the run was country I'd seen on previous adventures. If you've never had a Big Sur Bar, I highly recommend trying one especially when hungry, they are dangerously delicious.
Our breaks included - Larmark Col, Evolution Lake, Muir Pass, and Bishop Pass - that's it. There were rumors of free beer at Muir Pass, but I think we were a month too late! We arrived at Bishop Pass at 7pm - 12 hours into our run. Two hours later we arrived at our car - we had to walk most of the way down the pass because it was too dark to really run and we weren't in a rush. 14.5 hours later we drove home.
Janine's husband, Dan had a pint of ice cream waiting for her, my husband, Howie had burritos waiting for me. It's an awesome day, I highly recommend it. 35 miles - 10,000 feet of elevation gain.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Apologies in advance, this post is way overdue but needed to be added for the record.
On August 3rd, 4th and 5th runners gather for the 3 days of running in the Eastern Sierra. Day 1 was a crossing of Table Mountain from South Fork Bishop Creek to the Middle Fork Bishop Creek via Tyee Lakes and George Lake. Day 2 was the traditional Sky Marathon from North Lake to Pine Creek or vice versa. Day 3 was Mt. Whimpy. Oops, i mean Mount Whitney. Yep, the highest peak in the continental United States of Embarrassment. Oops again, i mean United States of America. Whitney runners are pictured above at the post run food gathering. (results below).
Three days of back to back trail running! Why would you want to be anywhere else. Come join us next year the first weekend of August.
Mount Whitney Bishop Ball Buster Day #3 August 5, 2007-RESULTS
Dan Meyers,2hr 41min
Phill Kiddoo,2hr 45min
Arnie Kiddoo,3hrs 35min
Mark Penn,4hrs 10min
Jerry Zatorski,4hrs 10min