Friday, January 11, 2008

Ultrarunning Views at the Bighorn 100

Never underestimate the psychological uplift of running downhill for two miles knee deep in sunflowers and lavender.

A lot of races are filling up fast this year. If you're still looking for a beautiful run in the mountains, check out the Bighorn 100 Mile, 50 Mile, 50k, and 30k. It looks like there's still room. But don't delay too long. All these races always fill up.

I first saw this set of races browsing through Don Charles Lundell's photography. When I came across the Bighorn 100 Mile in 2004, I knew I had to go. The Bighorn Mountains are one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in my travels. And the friendliest cowboys and cowgirls around volunteer in aid stations so remote that everything is hauled in on horses. And DNFs are hauled out the same way.

1 comment:

darkcloud said...

I have been to a dude ranch a few miles from the start/finish of Bighorn. The mountains and land in that area are truly beautiful. I'd love to go back and ride there again some day. Sometimes it's nice when the horse does the work for you.