Tuesday, December 18, 2007

New Mt Diablo map

There's a new map out of Mt Diablo and the Morgan Territory area all the way to Los Vaqueros Reservoir. The best part about it is that it finally has mileages included between trail junctions. The map is also waterproof. It's available at REI.
Half Dome
Wally and I wanted to run up to Half Dome at Yosemite on Sunday. The ranger said the trails were closed due to ice but after seeing my AR50 jacket he said we would probably be OK. So Wally and I headed up from Curry village with a 6 hour curfew as we had dinner plans with our wives. There were some pretty hairy icy sections but after about 4 miles we were in enough snow that ice wasn't a problem. As we got higher the snow got deeper and we were "running" in 18 inches of snow for the last 11/2 or 2 miles before we turned around less than a mile from the top. It was quite an adventure. The icicles hanging from the cliffs were the stuff of postcards. The river at the top of Nevada Falls was running under the clear ice before it went over the falls. It was really beautiful. That was Sunday and my quads still hurt from the descent. We did get back in time to only be in a little trouble and have a spectacular dinner at the Ahwahnee. Wish you all could have been there.

Thursday, December 6, 2007


For anyone wanting to run Cool in 2008 don't forget that registration is at 8 a.m. Sunday (12/9). It took only 7 minutes to fill last year.


Monday, December 3, 2007

Team Diablo t-shirts

See Dan go. See Dan sport the new green-logo'd TD t-shirt. Go Dan go.
Dan wanted this posted so everyone could see the green logo.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Lottery Results

Congratulations to Tim P, Tim Q, Kevin, Suzie, and others I missed. For those that missed out, its time to think about an alternate. Looking forward to official start of training season - freezing our hinies(sp?) come Jan 1.