First trail hikes/runs of the summer season led me up Mt Roberts and Mt Juneau … we have had an absolutely gorgeous sunny start to summer, see below for the adventure up Mt Juneau and then across what is called the Juneau Ridge. There is a running camp for adults that is organized by Geoff Roes (former ultra-runner of the year) and he has 10 “campers” come to town for a week and they get to run something every day. He invites locals to join in on the run and I was fortunate to have this day off to join them! Glenn and Guy and I started out early with a shovel in hand to dig paths across the avalanche shoots to make it a bit safer for the running camp.
Views from hike up:
Up on top I had my lunch, it is a lunch idea I got from Geoff himself … forget nasty gels and bars, leftover pizza!
We follow the ridge line that you can see beyond the pizza that eventually drops into Granite Basin (you get to slide down and out through the snow on your bottom!) and ends up on Perseverance Trail. From there it is an easy downhill 2 mile run out to the trailhead.
First, views from the top in all directions:
Starting out across the ridge:
p.s. I got really burnt!
Waiting for everyone to catch up so we can start the descent into Granite Basin together:
Large snow bridge:
Roaring water fall of pure snow melt:
Ahhhh, summer has officially started!