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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Rattle, Rattle, Rattle

YIKES! I met Mr. Scott Mendoza at his house and we drove up to Wheeler Creek. We parked in the upper lot and walked down to the trailhead. While we were walking down, I thought I heard my keys drop. Wait, I didn't have my keys. I looked down just in time to see the tail of a rattle snake slither off into the bushes. I couldn't have been more than a foot from it when I walked by. Kind of creepy. Scott and I stopped to check him out and I was still in disbelief.
Scott only had time to do the first part of the run and he really pushed the pace (well at least it felt that way). The temps are great when you are down in icebox, maybe where it gets its name. Once we got out and headed up toward Snowbasin road it got quite toasty. Scott ran with me a little bit more before turning around. (thanks for pushing me Scott).
Did the upper loop and felt pretty good. I got to see a cow moose or at least she got to see me. The trail was pretty hot but much needed. I clocked pretty good coming down and passed a few mtn bikers coming up. Fella's it's okay to move a little and not stay right in the MIDDLE of the damn trail.
All in all it was a good run. Just gettin ready for Logan Peak.

4 comments:

scott said...

Way to push through the heat Manners. I think that you have made a wise choice to run in the heat, although, the amazing one (Fast Eddy) has proven that driving around in a hot car with windows up and pits-a-pour'en is quite effective.
The rattle snake was just cheering you on. It would have been ringing cow bells but you know how hard it is for a snake to look tough while ringing cow bells.
Watch out Logan Peak here comes Manners on a mission.

Anonymous said...

omg I'm reading your blogs.

/stalker

Manners said...

Stalker/Iris- hope you are having a GOOD TRIP.

likeomgitsiris said...

i HAD a good trip. And it took me like forever to find this blog thing.