A Personal Note From The Developer
I first experienced the thrill of trail running in 2001. I had a long-standing interest in backcountry activities like hiking, backpacking, and skiing, but the first time it even occured to me that you could actually run
on trails was after reading a few of Galen Rowell's books.
Eventually I tried a few local trails in the mountains with my wife, and immediately loved the freedom and exhilaration of moving light and fast through the mountains. I was hooked. My first longer run was on a route that follows a road around the magnificent Mount Timpanogos in Utah, and down a canyon trail into town. The "runner's high" that day was amazing. I've since continued to log many (but never enough!) miles on local trails.
More inspiration for the sport came after volunteering to help with the Squaw Peak 50 mile race near Provo, Utah, where I helped pack supplies up to the aid station at Windy Pass (mile 40). Before then, stories of runners doing 50 - 100 miles in a day seemed almost mythical. All the runners were truly impressive. Seeing is believing, though I'm still working toward doing an ultra myself.
I believe trail running is the perfect workout/outdoor sport combination for anyone with an inclination to backcountry sports. Especially if you lack the time to go on extended outdoor trips. So get out there and experience (or re-experience) for yourself the satisfaction of running the trails and enjoying the unparalleled support and comraderie of other trail runners.
Thanks and I hope you enjoy the site.
Other websites I own and operate that may be of interest:
- main/hub site
- guidebook to Utah's 13,000-foot peaks
- nature photography
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