Dawn - Sometimes An Ultrarunner

Dawn - Sometimes An Ultrarunner

May 25, 2018

Amasa Back Run 25k, April 28, 2018

I probably won't ever be good enough to ride my bike on the trails in the Amasa Back trail system near Moab, UT.   But it is really fun to hike and run on them!  In the weeks leading up to the race, Jim and I were able to recce almost all of the course.  This helped us not get lost on the Rockstacker trail coming back to the finish.

The weather in Moab always seems to get really HOT just for the day we have a race planned.   Sure enough, highs in the 80s were forecasted, and only a few clouds across the sun saved me from the heat.

From the Colorado River, the trail took us up the Amasa Back jeep trail, then down Jackson's Ladder (no jeeps can make it down this steep rocky hiking trail!), and then around Jackson's Hole, a 4 mile sandy track back down at river level.  Climbing back up Jackson's Ladder seemed harder than going down, and it was getting hotter too.   From there we went along the Pothole Arch trail, back around on Rockstacker, and then finally a 2 mile stretch on Jackson's Trail down to the river and the finish.   Wow, I came 3rd woman today!!!  

Neither Jim or I took any photos today...guess we were too busy running!  Here's a couple of the area, perhaps not exactly this trail....

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