Being a unicorn himself I guess Dominic Grossman has a nack for seeing other people's totem animals (or he just makes them up), and so at the beginning of our run on Friday my totem animal was born. We stopped to sign the registry: The Unicorn, Prizzle, (I don't remember what Peter's was, but I think he's swift like a rabbit, so there), and when it came to me Dom wrote: Schulte the Fox. I assume that once something is written in ink on some random trail registry it holds some infallible truth to it, and so with it written in ink I became the fox.
I took it easy, did a little cross training, and finished making a hatchet handle that I had been putting off for weeks.
|Mike "I need a nickname" Ryan cruising up to Mt Wilson|
Ran with Mike (he needs a nickname) up Old Mt. Wilson Trail and decided to take a route that took us up a ridge and to the toll road.
Quick run up to Echo Mountain before work.
Ran with Chris and Mike up a "yet to be officially named" route with some minor scrambling and then on to Mt. Lowe.
|Chris working on his heel hooks.|
Ran out of Manker Flats with Chris, Dom, and Peter over Mt. Baldy, Dawson, and Pine and back. It was a beautiful day, full of glissading, steep down hills (and subsequently steep uphills), and overall perfect mountain running. I couldn't have asked for a better day.
|Unicorn and Peter Rabbit|
|Peter navigating the technical downhill with ease.|
|Perfect form from Mr. Chris Price|
I went climbing with Jess at the Quarry. We got there early and were able to get some really fun routes in before it got too crowded. Jess was crushing it with her first time leading a route!
|Belaying is serious!|