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Baker Pass and Parika Lake

Baker Pass and Parika Lake

Derek and I made the truly brilliant decision to head to Baker Pass. We had a few other options on the table and we’re so thankful we made this choice. Over the 6+ hours, we only got 15 miles in, so it was pretty dang slow by our standards but there was nothing for it. The flowers were the best I have ever seen them in northern Colorado… far thicker than anywhere I’ve stumbled upon within the park boundary. We…

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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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