Recapping the great mtn run that was Sahale Peak. Crossing paths with a deer, a hoary marmot or two, a family of mountain goats with a baby in tow, a grouse, and then traversing a glacier, while also managing to squeeze in a view or two along the way. It's a beautiful and highly recommended area to check out!
Funny side story, I'm on my way back down the mountain, feeling like I'm in heaven and effortlessly flying through the panoramic scenery when I pass a young couple hiking up,
"Huh? Did you just say my name?"
Keep in mind that I'm in a new area that I've never visited before about 350km from my doorstep. Turns out I was looking at a guy by the name of Jove Graham, who's name I recognize from a few ultra runs in the last few years including Diez Vista and Orcas Island, but we'd never officially met. Jove said he saw a runner bombing down the mountain and knew it could only be a handful of people...my Montrail gear might have tipped him off as well. We had a great ten minute chat before departing ways. Gotta love the tight knit fabric of the ultra running scene!