Table Mountain Run

i am truly in awe of the mountains i live at the foot of.

since the devil’s backbone i’ve been trying to let my two issues heal up a bit for my august to remember; the psoas/hip flexor and my morton’s neuroma i have in my left foot.

a few of lisa’s friends were going out to run table mtn. the winter i was here taking avy and ski guiding courses i had heard table was a great alpine ski tour. it certainly looked like it, so i figured it was time to check it out.. and lisa’s friends were nice enough to let me join them.

mike, melissa and trevor heading up after the steep part called ‘the nose’

the view is about to unveil itself

that is the top of table just poking up in the distance

the summit grins at 11,106 feet

whoa, can i touch those tetons?

from about 7,000ft we went up the nose to the summit of table (11,106 ft) in about 1hr 31min. we continued our comfy consistent pace down the 6 mile long way in 1hr 19min of awesome downhill running.

cascade canyon (that is the run up for the teton circ i have planned)

trevor and mike running the downhill from table

melissa, mike and trevor

mike chasing the nuun guy

running down towards the north fork of teton creek

*** this run gave me a look at the snow up high. if you read my blog you know i’ve been chomping at the bit to run around the tetons – the teton circumnavigation. i have yet to hear of anyone actually doing this.. but at only 33-34 miles i imagine many have hiked it. the question is…

has anyone ever heard of someone doing a loop around the tetons for speed?

i’ll go on record now as saying i’m going to set the precedent as soon as i can manage. then set it out there on my blog and hopefully on TetonAt.com for all the amazing athletes of the tetons to come and beat!

as we looked over the terrain i went to work talking mike, melissa and trevor into doing the teton circ the very next day… it wasn’t very hard!