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On Giving In: Thru-Hiking the Highline Trail

On Giving In: Thru-Hiking the Highline Trail

A thunderstorm rolls away, a curtain of angry rain sweeping east. The leftover air is cold and humid. Danni and I shoulder our packs and unceremoniously walk down the trail. From the Mirror Lake Trailhead in the Uinta Mountains, we begin our trek of the 80-mile Highline Trail.   The Highline Trail reaches east-west through […]

Confessions of a Trail Runner

Confessions of a Trail Runner

The numbness that began in my fingers now filled my arms with a tingling sensation. Not numbness of cold but of oxygen deprivation in the body. My heart and lungs could no longer keep up with what I was asking them to do. I’d been running at altitude for some two and a half hours, […]