|Took my breath away -- litereally|
|My most happy place and new favorite forest|
Everyone I know who ran the race last year said two things: Hardest Race EVER. And, most beautiful country EVER. Basically you cover 50 plus miles traversing a rugged, foresty and mountainous landscape and ultimately summit Delano Peak. Delano Peak is the highest point in the Tushar Mountain Range of south-central Utah. Bonus is that many times you see herds of really cute, fluffy white mountain goats.
We exited the highway in Beaver, UT and drove a bunch of very windy, beautiful and somewhat scary miles up a mountain and onto a rugged back road. We found a parking spot near a very faded trail and began hiking to what we hoped was the route to Delano Peak (spoiler -- it was!)
|Still feeling pretty fresh :)|
|Kinda trippy hiking through snow in July|
|Feeling a little bit like the Sound of Music|
As we approached the summit, the wind really picked up. I joked that it was a good things our kids weren't along or else they'd be blown right off the mountain. Then it nearly happened to me. It was SO WINDY!!!
|wind-blown at the summit|
|we made it!|