Posted new pictures from the 2001 West Trip

June 30, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

I traveled out there to do the Top of Utah Marathon in northern Utah on 9/22/01.  I went out a few days early so that I could enjoy some light hiking in the Yellowstone / Tetons area before the run.  These pictures were all shot on film and were scanned as part of my recent scanning frenzy, so the quality is certainly not up to digital standards.  To be honest I can't remember specifically where most of these pictures were taken.  Yellowstone falls, is obvious and I know I also did a hike that included Wraith Falls in Yellowstone.  Some were probably just taken off the side of the road.  Will have to do some research to figure out where the rest were taken.  I think I also crossed Jenny Lake and hiked up into the Tetons a little ways.  I remember I was resisting the urge to do any big hikes because I wanted to save my energy for the run.  If you recognize where any of these pictures were taken, I would appreciate an EMail, so I can put a caption on some of the pictures.

FWIW, I finished the marathon in 3:34.  Not a great time for me considering the first half of the race was a beautiful very slight downhill slope that wound its way down from up in the mountains.  It was very cool, almost cold, at the start and I went out way too fast, lured by the gorgeous scenery and easy downhill terrain, but by the time I got out on the flats it was REALLY hot and I slowed way down.  In the spring of that same year I ran the Boston Marathon for which I had a qualifying time of 3:24.


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