Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer In Juneau... Finally

It has taken quite some time this year, but summer has finally come to Juneau. I've been back here for just over a month and it has been mostly cloudy, wet, and cool. The snowpack in the mountains is still as deep as would typically be found in early to mid May, but the snow has now set up really nice and firm. This has created near perfect mountain running conditions. Combine this with 3 straight days of 75 degrees (or warmer) and sunny, and this past weekend was about as good as it gets for a mountain running binge. All told I was out running in the mountains for 26 hours in the past 4 days, with about 30,000 feet of ascent. Can't think of anywhere I'd rather be.

And of course, huge congratulations to Tim Olson, Ellie Greenwood, and the hundreds of other runners who had amazing races at Western States this past weekend. Some pretty impressive and inspiring stuff.

Here's a few photos/videos from my past few days: