If you need a goal to help keep you motivated to stay fit then come join me for a pseudo-race at Pinnacle Mountain. We will cover the base trail and the east and west summits twice and will end up covering approximately twelve kilometers. I believe the term for this is a fun run since there will be no official time keeper other than yourself. You will also be responsible for carrying your own water and any other items you may need along the way. The goal is to just push yourself to the finish whether that entails an all out sprint, a jog, or a rockin' hike. If there are enough of us I'm sure we will be able to come up with a fun way to celebrate the accomplishment afterwards.
Currently, this is set for 7:30am on Sunday, August 25th. We will meet at the west summit parking lot and start on the base trail. The 12 kilometers consist of completing the base trail loop, ascending the west summit, descending the east summit, another full loop of the base trail, ascending the east summit, and descending the west summit to finish at the west summit trail entrance/parking area.
Depending on the number of people who join this event we may plan a cookout for after the "race". If you're interested in cooking out we will use the message board to make arrangements.
Though some of us plan to run don't let this stop you from attending. The more the merrier. Grab a buddy and set a goal together. Also feel free to modify the course to your level and still stick around for the cookout.