Well, I've wanted to do this run for years. Eagle Peak looks so pretty and I've stared at it many times coming down from the summit and out Mitchell Canyon. So today was the day. I set my week up to have two rest days from running so I'd be fresh going into today's adventure. It was still pretty tough.
The trail along the ridge is pretty technical and hard to get into any sort of a running groove. I usually am able to run pretty strong on downhill tech stuff, but this was just too loose and squirrely to ever really feel good. I had my feet slide out from under me and went down hard once, while the Beast had many close calls. There may or may not have been a lot more "adult words" used than usual. But, it was pretty, and it was challenging, and it was an "ok, I've done it, no need to do this one again" run. This is a 7 mile, 2,500 ft elevation gain run. Some pictures for you-
The Beast, with some ridge left to cover in the background, and our neighborhood, and if you look close, the kids schools. It was a great outing, but a tough, tough run. I really tensed up on the downhill because it was super loose, and can already feel I'm going to be pretty sore in unusual places. Kind of a bummer to put in all the work to get up there and then not be able to let loose on the downhill. Still fun though, but for sure one I don't plan on repeating anytime soon!