Two weekends ago, Mom, Dad, and I went to Hamilton, Montana for a wedding. It was a fun trip. The wedding was the first I been to that I was old enough to know what was happening, so that made the wedding pretty fun. While in Hamilton, I was able to see a lot of family that I don't get to see often so that was great too.
As for running, I was able to explore some new terrain which I always enjoy doing. I got in a couple run in Libby, Montana where my grandparents live, and a couple more in Hamilton. Here's some pictures from the trip.
Last week brought a bit more running and I was able to get in a couple decent runs. It was sure great to be able to get back on the trails and explore some places I hadn't seen in a while. One place I was especially excited to see was Mary's Peak. I slowly watched the snow melt all spring, but when it was gone, that about when I got injured. It was a long wait to get up Mary's Peak so I was sure glad I got to make it to the top!
Outside of Mary's Peak, the other fun run was a long easy day by Cougar Reservoir near McKenzie Bridge. The run ended up being about 6 hours which was a solid 1/2 hour longer than I intended, but that certainly didn't take away from the fun. I was lucky to stumble upon some nice trails that had a lot of use from bikers. However, not all the trails were getting a lot of use, so there was also a fair share of overgrown trails. Regardless, there was some great views and nice trails which make me want to get back there soon.
|Swede Mountain Lookout|
|Looking west from Ward Mountain|
|North from Ward Mountain|
|Lupine and Indian Paintbrush|
|My second run in Hamilton, this time heading up Blodgett Canyon|
|I saw a bull moose on this run, and here' him footprints. He wasn't a little guy|
|Grandma and Dad|
|Grandpa, Dad, Grandma, and Mom|
|Me and my grandparents|
|An overcast day on Mary's Peak|
|I have seen these yellow iris before, but there was a few on this run|
|North and Middle Sister|
Overall, the last couple weeks went pretty well. I got in a bit of running and my calf is feeling almost 100% which is very encouraging. Provided that I'm patient enough to stay healthy, there should be a bit of fun left in this summer!