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Hallett Peak #50

Hallett Peak #50

I had put off #50 for over a year. I really wanted to stand on┬ámy 50th summit of Hallett Peak last summer with Daphne in tow, but she chose to do Mt. Chiquita instead. This is a special summit to me as it was my first ‘real’ summit I ever stood on back in the summer of 2001. I had just moved out here from Texas and was wide eyed and soaking this new landscape in like a sponge. I…

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Bandera 100k

Bandera 100k

What can I say about the Bandera 100k? Bottom line, this is a fantastic race. No, it’s not a big mountain race in one of the buzz word locations out west: read ‘Silverton, Miwok, Squaw Valley, Leadville’ etc… But this race stands on it’s own and is arguably my favorite race for a few distinct reasons. 1. People. If you have ever been to a Tejas Trails event, you know how well run they are. Great RD(s), volunteers, runners, etc……

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El Oso Grande – Bear 100 Race Report

El Oso Grande – Bear 100 Race Report

The Bear 100 My relationship with 100 milers has been so dysfunctional it’s really not funny. Before Bear this year I was 1 for 5 so it goes without saying that the months leading up to this race I was more than a little nervous and honestly questioned why I was giving it another go. I knew something unforeseen would go wrong and I’d add yet another DNF to the list. I’ve always known I’ve had it in me to…

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