Running King Solomon in the San Juan Mountains

yesterday young money had a wild hair to summit king solomon via a bushwhacky gully, then continue out the ridge to little giant pass.  little giant is first major climb on this years hardrock 100 course (it changes direction each year).  i’m not one to shy away from off trail travel.  plus the trails above silverton are still pretty much buried in snow so our options are limited for getting up high.  other than his “booty shorts” dakota seems to be completely in his element climbing these gnarly mountains.  to run here there seems to be a requisite amount of scree we have to contend with daily.  … and the scree god’s take a sacrafice of skin for passing through, now i understand why karl wears those silly gloves.  we were also both lovin our black diamond ultra distance z poles (thanks rocho!).  anyway, i threw a quick vid together to a song i dig on… enjoy.