Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mt Falcon park. Sunday funday

Attempted to run with the Denver trail runners this morning but picked the wrong parking lot. So we started  at the upper  mt. Falcon parking lot and took the castle trail.  the first mile looks more like a dirt road than a trail but  as we descended it turned more technical and boom, we are on a single track.   The  views of the Denver skyline and red rocks became evident during this mostly four mile downhill.  Standing on a overlook, i could see red rocks to my left, downtown Denver to my right, and snow covered mt. Evans behind me. Broke off of the castle trail and took the turkey trot trail that loops around to back to the base of mt falcon park. The turkey trot trail gives the best views of red rocks that I have seen.  This is when we rejoined the castle trail for about a four mile up hill to the upper parking lot.  Good start to the running week with some technical up tempo, long downhill and long climb back up.  

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