It hurts to know that I will never get another one of these emails from Ben, but am forever grateful that I was included in this one. My hope is that this will be the beginning of an annual tradition, a Zoom Loco Field Trip that will bring together friends who want to experience amazing places around the world and to push beyond what they think is possible, held in memory of Ben, honoring his spirit of adventure, his ability to bring together a diverse group of people, and his love of being a participant in nature, rather than a mere tourist.
Ultra runners and potential aficionados,
Sante and I will go back again to the Grand Canyon this year. 42 miles, 11k feet gain. And one of the most beautiful trails on earth.
The plan is Saturday Nov 3. Drive out from SoCal Friday afternoon Nov 2; drive back Sunday Nov 4. You're invited.
I's be open to go to Zion and do the classic Zion traverse (48 miles). But since Sante really wants to get back on r2r2r, Grand Canyon's the plan currently. And I am not complaining, it's the best run I've ever done; this will be my 3rd go. Maybe we can save Zion for next spring.
Hope some of you can join. Spread the word as needed.
May 22nd, 2012
Grand Canyon Run
Posted by Dax Ross