Looking west into the mountains from the Lion’s Lair Trail. Taken March 2024

I wasn’t sure where I wanted to run this morning so I picked a route that I was excited to run! I’d been hiking on this trail before so I knew to what to expect. The views of the mountains looking west were phenominal.

The weather was threatening to rain but it held off long enough to complete my run. The trail conditions were pristine.

A pristine dirt trail. Taken March 2024

I even found a few friends on the way back down.

A small family of deer grazing near the trail. Taken March 2024


  • I ditched as much weight as possible this time. I only took my running vest, 0.5 liter of water, a headlamp, and my rain jacket (weather was threatening).
  • This run was honestly too difficult for me right now. I spent most of my time in Heart Rate Zones 3 and 4. I continue to struggle with my pacing.

Trail Details:

Workout Details:

  • Start Time: 6:46 AM
  • Workout Time: 1 hr 8 min
  • Avg. Heartrate: 155 bpm


  • Temperature: 39ΒΊF
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Air Quality: β€”
  • Conditions: Overcast / Chance of Rain