Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bear Mountain Rocks

Bear Mountain is certainly at the top of my list of favorite places to run. There is something for everyone, from fire roads and beautiful winding single track, to some of the most technical and demanding terrain I have ever run/hiked. There are amazing views from the trails and mountain tops as you cruise by many lakes along the way and over valleys from above.

Today my friend Howard and I went on a little 3 hour adventure at Bear Mountain. We covered just over 14 miles with almost 2,000 feet of elevation gain and had a blast.

The original plan was to cover the half marathon course set by The North Face as part of TNF's Endurance Challenge held at Bear Mountain. Personally I think we would have succeeded if Howard did not keep wandering off to look for something???

Actually, as usual, I got lost. But for me that's part of the adventure. Nothing wrong with missing a turn in paradise and prolonging my return to the parking lot.

I will be back there again soon and will definitely plan a long training run this fall which will surely be spectacular. I promise a more detailed write up on Bear Mountain after the next journey with lots of cool photos.

On a side note this was Howard's a.k.a "Howie" first time at Bear Mountain or any other technical track. I think he plans to join me in the fall...perhaps another one hooked? Peace



  1. Poor Howard - photographed in the act.
    Looks like a gorgeous place.

  2. Bear Mountain is a great spot Debbie.


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