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    Thursday, October 29, 2009

    Run to the Hohe Ziegspite, well almost!






    Took off just after lunch today for a long run in the mountains. I had already packed my bag last night with Gatorade, some warm clothes, camera, and headlamp. I took off up the local path for the Hohe Ziegpitze, a 1900m tall mountain. I made it way up onto the shoulder of the mountain to about 1700m before the trail was just too iced/frozen over on the north side for me to continue without my poles and only my Montrail Mountain Masochists. A great long run in a perfect setting. Bis naechste Zeit!

    Sunday, October 25, 2009

    Forest running





    Today I went for a run south of Garmisch. My total time running was 1:24:38. I guesstimate my total distance somewhere around 15km. It was a perfect day - high 40s and sunny although the temps dropped fast when the sun fell behind the ridgeline. Several nice long climbs, some short steep downhills, fast meadows, and stream crossings made it a classic trail run.

    Along the way I passed families out walking in the forest, two fly-fishermen, kayakers playboating at some huge rapids (I think they were the same ones I saw earlier in the day near a damn in town), and some small "huetten" for overnight stays.

    Did I mention I love Germany?!

    Saturday, October 24, 2009

    Back in Garmisch, Germany for the third time in 2009!



    I am in Germany this week for a conference so I will be posting some photos. The conference just happens to be in my favorite Bavarian town - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which I know as well as my own hometown due to the amount of time I have spent skiing, running, biking, and mountaineering in the area. Stay tuned!