Monday, September 10, 2007

Moose Mountain Marathon: more favorite pictures

Sweet Pea surveying fall color. Lake Superior, in the distance, reflects the color of the mercifully cloudy sky. In the 50's all day, it was our kind of running weather.Maples in orange
I'm still right on the trail here: rocky, with the water running right along beckoning another opportunity for pictures. Our cameras are digital, and taking pictures doesn't slow us down much.
Iron tinted water
This is the trail... rocks, roots, and relentlessly up. But isn't it beautiful?!
Can you spot my Honey down on the bridge, taking a picture of us?Fall color
We 3 all took pictures. Cross River, Temperance River: magnificent shots. Sweet Pea loved the sound of the rushing waters, as we approached and as we hiked along the banks and over the bridges.Rapids
Catching a breath on the way up.Up, up and up
More lovely noisy rapids.Rushing, laughing waters
Signs kept us informed.Elevation
Do you know the way... to Oberg Parking Lot...? No clue about distance on the sign... but we made it to the final aid station, where marvelous volunteers served Sweet Pea and me hot chicken soup. And after nearly 9 hours and 21 miles on rocky trails, encouraged and photographed by Sweet Honey Runner, we 2 accepted a ride to the finish. We had a trail run of a lifetime. Near Oberg and still energized
My Honey at the finish: He did the whole thing... a full marathon on the Lake Superior Trail. Soaking wet with rain and sweat, he laughed with delight.How sweet it is
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Margaret said...

I admire your strength and your spunk! Nine plus hours on a trail (I just made a mistake and wrote "trial," or WAS it a mistake? ;-))??? Mamma mia! Well done, all of you! Margaret in Florence, Italy

Renee said...

This is amazing! I can't get over how beautiful it is, and how strong you all must have been to do any of it. A trail like that is relentless.

Thanks so much for your comment on my failed run. It helps to be reminded I've been doing this for months successfully. You're so right. One bad run doesn't make or break me!

Backofpack said...

Wow, Wow, WOW! That is so awesome! I feel bad I didn't get back here sooner to see this. A trail marathon and in nine hours - just spectacular. Congratulations!

Dori said...

Congratulations! Beautiful pictures. Trail running sure is different from asphalt, isn't it? I enjoy being on trails, but don't get on them much, because I don't want to run alone on them.