Monday, July 13, 2009

Miles with Miles,The Return of Jill and Other Stories

This past weekend felt like a proper summer weekend: runs to incredible places, quality time spent with friends and time spent living and breathing the good life of the place we call home.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday I got in 3 great runs to 3 very different places. They all had one thing in common: Miles with Miles. I hadn't seen my friend Miles in almost 4 months, but then I got him for 3 days in a row! He also took me to 2 new trails that I had never been: The new Highline Trail in Canmore and Centennial Ridge in Kananaskis Country. We also hit the Rockwall Trail in Kootenay National Park. Got to love that.

Saturday also saw, The Return of Jill! Since we last saw Jill only one month ago, she completed her journey on the Tour Divide and road her bicycle from Banff to the Mexican Border. It's been awesome to get to know Jill and share in her journey. It was very cool to follow her progress online as she motored along, setting a new female record of 24 days. We had a Victory Tour on the tandem in Celebration. It was great to see her and share in some stories from this epic adventure.

Victory is Mine!

The Rockwall is a 55km trail in Kootenay National Park and it is one of my favorite places. I love this trail. The season is so short in this place: two weeks ago the high passes would have been buried in snow. And in early September it will return! Most people do the Rockwall as a hard 3-4 day backpack trip, but we dropped off Steve and Brenda who did it in a day:) I love my friends. Brenda had just returned from a 3 day solo fastpack from the Columbia Icefields to Jasper, so this was the icing on the cake of a great week of adventure for her.
Keith, Miles and I opted for the wimpy 37km version and lots of lounging and enjoying the views.
We sure had a great day. I am still in disbelief that my hubby is now running and enjoying these kind of distances with me. I'll leave you with my photos from the Rockwall and I'll post another series of photos from Centennial Ridge. I have too many photos because it was so damn beautiful. Enjoy.
Miles with Miles

Why Do They Call It The Rockwall?


Hanging Glacier on My Head.

Keith and Helmet Falls


Danni said...

That looks fantastic. Your hubby is a great runner! It's awesome!

Gretchen said...

Oh, your pictures take my breath away every time! I am SO scheduling a time to come visit you guys!

Leslie said...

It must be summertime. 2 comments? That's it? I'm the same way, no time for computer time - it's time to get out there and play!!