The Monument Valley Tribal Park is truly one of the most majestical places in the South West. Though years ago I explored some of these parts as a rock climber, seeking infamous crack climbs in Canyonlands or squeezing my way up chimneys in desert towers, never had I run around such majestic desert […]Continue Reading →
Wapack Range 21.5 Trail Race: May 10th, 2014, Race Report
2nd place woman, 1st in age and 8th overall.
Adjusting to new life and landscape….
Last August we relocated our small family across an ocean to a new country, new jobs, new schools and new lands. In many ways the 12 years we […]Continue Reading →
“So do you have any more ski mo races coming up?” I asked my friend at the last New England Rando Race at Bromley Mt in Vermont. Bromley was my old stomping grounds when I was 8 years old.
My friend said, “Oh, just The […]Continue Reading →
With just over a week to go to the CCC, 100km ultra run around Mont Blanc, I was lucky to squeeze in a few longer runs checking out the course and re-adjusting to the altitude and temps here. It was a challenge wrestling with jet-lag and planning activities for the kids, but I […]Continue Reading →
The Tour du Rutor holds a special place in my heart because it really was the first real ski mountaineering race I did with my teammate Lyndsay the year we started ski mountaineering racing in 2007. It was our first real introduction to “real” ski mo racing with technical ridges and arretes […]Continue Reading →
When people think of Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island, they often think of sunshine, sandy beaches, sweet cannoli’s, lemon trees, gelato and La dolce vita, the sweet, slow pace of Sicily.
There is also Mt. Etna, the most active volcano in Europe. Did you know that the first ice cream came from Sicily? Greeks and Romans […]Continue Reading →
It’s February 14th! Happy Valentines Day! Arctic temperatures have blanketed the Alps these last 2 weeks, some mornings with the thermometer reading -19 C (-2 F)! Growing up in Vermont and Maine these frosty temps are quite common in January. Back then I grew tired of freezing […]Continue Reading →
As I leave sunny Andorra and head for snowy Chamonix I look around at this beautiful countryside here which I am so fortunate to have had a chance to explore. What I love most about racing in other countries is it gives me a real chance to experience a country more than in the […]Continue Reading →
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