San Juan Mountain Trail Running Photos
Jul 20th 2011
While the iRunFar team traveled to Colorado’s San Juan Mountians to cover the Hardrock 100, we’re also enjoying many a good mile on the trails. Below are a couple of our favorite shots (not including Hardrock photos). Many more photos can be found in our San Juan Mountain Facebook album. We’ll keep adding photos to that album throughout the remainder of our visit to these spectacular mountains.
Silverton's been our home since the start of July.
Trail running here may result in a strained neck.
For a few days, we got to follow Hardrock 100 course markings.
The trails aren't always easy. For example, there's a steep climb to the top of Engineer Pass at nearly 13,000'.
But, then, you're treated to fabulous descents with even better views.
Sometimes fog obscures the views... and other times it makes them.
Regardless, the sun ... or a sunflower can brighten up any run.
More often than not, spontaneous magic happens in these mountains.
Exhibit 1 - The wildflowers and lake in Boulder Gulch
Exhibit 2 - A columbine in Boulder Gulch
All those trail miles and breathtaking vistas can leave a guy tuckered out.
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