Its 3 miles and 1520’ elevation gain to the top, I only time the accent portion because I like to compare it to accents.
I ran the uphill
in 38:12 (12:44 pace), average heart rate 175 with a peak of 189 bpm. 38 min may
not sound very good but one of my goals for this year was to reach top in less
than 40 min so I can take that off my list. Also I beat last year’s best time by
over 5 minutes and 2009’s best time by about 16 minutes. And now some pictures
from this run.
Trail Head: elevation - 6046’, 33F, Foggy
This is a little over half way to the top, fog is getting thicker.
About 0.25 from the top and it’s snowing
Finally reached the top, elevation - 7570’, really cold and really
Here is another shot at the top, behind that shelter is a great view
of down town Denver but not today.
This is about half way down the mountain the sun is thinking of coming
out. If you look way down the valley you can see the highway. Also on the other
side of the valley is the famous red rocks Amphitheatre.