Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The B.U.T.T Epic - Day 5

Kootenay National Park - The Rockwall Trail - 55km

And if the night runs over, and if the day won't last
And if your way should falter along this stony pass
It's just a moment - this time will pass

The Rockwall Trail in Kootenay National Park is pure Canadian Rockies. It's a 55km of sensory overload and every time I run it, I am truly, deeply, profoundly stunned at the magnitude and power of the scenery. I *heart* these mountains and this place!

We ran, we saw, we conquered. The company was divine and the scenery was inspirational. New friendships and new trails. So much FUN!! The B.U.T.T Epic was everything I hoped it would be and some. It was the run of a lifetime! I'll leave you with these photographs and hopefully, they will inspire you to get out and invent your own adventure.

Thanks to Mike, Angela, Bryon, Miles, Iris, Ian, Jen, Katherine, Sean, Keith and Meghan for joining me on my adventure. A special thanks to Keith and Meghan for helping make it happen and joining in the fun. The B.U.T.T was indeed Epic!

Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you.


Gretchen said...

Oh my God Leslie! Unbelievable scenery, seriously. If I don't get up there for some running next summer, you have my complete permission to come down here and slap me.
Sharing something like that with friends really does make it epic. Good for you guys for planning it!

Danni said...

I'm trying to be grown up and not pitch a fit about all the fun that was had without me.

Good thing I get a piece of Leslie/Keith tomorrow to quell my jealousy.

ian said...

Thank YOU Leslie, for allowing us to come along for you adventure. I only wish i could have done more than one day!

ian said...

hey! what happened to the 'r' in your? stupid keyboard....

Iris said...

Leslie, your pictures are amazing! What kind of camera do you use?

Dave - Atlanta Trails said...

Perhaps the most beautiful set of pictures you've posted. Wow...

(Also, I need your e-mail, or I'll have to give the shoes to someone else. You can e-mail me via my profile.)

Meghan said...


'Nuff said on that!

Have fun in Colorado!

HappyTrails said...

Aaaaaah, this scenery, as always, is spectacular! Lots of photos - keep'em coming! Please, tell me that Jen T, in the previous post, is NOT wearing a thong on her run! Yikes!!!

Jill Homer said...

I am taking up running solely so I can join you and your friends on something like this someday. Incredible.

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