LooseCrew-JeffO: Lazy Memorial Day

LooseCrew-JeffO

Ramblings of an adventurous guy living in Denver and playing in the mountains.
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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Lazy Memorial Day


It's a beautiful Memorial Day weekend. I had three different sets of plans that were materializing, so I was definitely going to do something. But then I did nothing!!!! Except I'm doing lots of sleeping.
I ended up wanting to go camping with my son. Then I got sick on Tuesday, and the crud still isn't completely gone from my system. My son got sick Thursday evening and slept nearly all day yesterday (Sat.).
So here I sit at Kaladi's Coffee with nothing to report!
I am, however, finally getting some work done on a little project of mine. It might bore everyone if I put it together wrong. Definitely, it will bore non-trial-running readers. I'm documenting the 7-mile Red Rocks loop that starts near the amphitheater, crosses to the Dakota "Hogback" Ridge, grinds you up as you head north, and then spits you out at Matthews-Winters Park, then up to the Morrison Slide.
The hard part is cutting out photos. This trail is so twisty, windy, ridiculously rugged that I ran out of room on my camera's SD memory card with 81 photos and not even half-done (should have lowered the resolution). It dawned on me that if I don't cut photos, then one photo after another of jagged trail will cause readers' minds to just fritter-out. So the challenge is to have enough photos to give an accurate idea without overloading you.

It was this very same Red Rocks trail that is half-responsible for my love of trail-running (the other being running down after climbing 14'ers).

3 Comments:

At 7:11 PM, Blogger Talon said...

That's my favorite trail. One of the first I ran when I first moved to CO. LOVE it!

 
At 8:58 PM, Blogger olga said...

It looks beautiful I gotta come visit you now!

 
At 4:37 PM, Blogger Toto said...

JeffO - I'm a Denver-based reporter and I'm writing a feature on ultramarathons ... could you drop me a line if you'd like to chat with me for the article? cftoto@gmail.com

thanks!
Christian Toto, Mile High Sports Magazine

(sorry to post off topic!)

 

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