The Tenmile Range is a region of the Colorado Rockies that contain the mountains surrounding Breckenridge and Frisco. These mountains frame the Blue River Valley and Lake Dillon and not only provide a scenic back drop for everything in the area, but contained within them is a cool ridge that allows for a huge linkup of summits.
I recently completed my 10th Hardrock 100, finishing in 29 hours and 26 minutes which was fast enough for 7th place. That comes to 1000 miles I’ve run on the ultra-marathon course in the San Juans.
A 12 mile trail running loop outside of Marble, CO through Buckskin Basin, over three passes and through two forks of Avalanche Creek.
A big lolloipop loop around Cronin Peak with several bicentennial 13ers and lots of time high on ridges.
Last year I had the opportunity to be a part of an amazing mentorship program that the Aspen Middle School conducts annually with their 6th-grade students. I was approached by an impressive 11-year old girl who asked if I would be willing to participate in the program as her mentor for ski mountaineering.
We recently made a trip to Fish and Owl Canyons down in Cedar Mesa. It’s a region of Southeastern Utah that’s home to canyons, mountains, forested mesas, impressive sandstone formations and considerable Native American history.
At the far southern end of the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park is a valley called Salt Creek. The Salt Creek region is full of ancient ruins and petroglyphs unlike other areas of this National Park.
A few years back our good friend Rickey Gates organized a guided, multi-day trail running adventure through the 10th Mountain Hut System. He called it the Hut Run Hut. The idea was to lead a group of adventurous trail runners along a roughly 100 mile route between Aspen and Vail. The trip was spread out over 6 days, and visited five different huts along the way.
A trip to the Weminuche Wilderness to climb the 13ers Mount Oso and Mount Nebo via Hunchback Pass, Vallecito Creek, Nebo Creek and Rock Lake.
A couple of alternate routes to travel or trailrun from Aspen or Marble to Crested Butte.
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Ted on 1000 miles of Hardrock 100 Thanks Robert. That's correct, my decision not to enter the ...
Robert on 1000 miles of Hardrock 100 Ted, congrats on your 10th finish, and steady top performances; ...
Scott Martin on 1000 miles of Hardrock 100 Superb achievement. A lot of long hours training that nobody ...
C Michael Kelly on 1000 miles of Hardrock 100 Good job. Amazingly consistent over the years.