Bull of the Woods Trail Marathon

26.2 Miles Total time 7:47:54 (7.04:19 moving time)

This is a tough one!

I signed up last minute after the Taos up & Over 10k, having seen how beautiful it is in the Taos Ski Valley. The views on this trail marathon course did not disappoint but you really need to earn them!

I drove up the day before to get a campsite prior to packet pick up. Taos is beautiful as you approach and my eternal traveling companions thought so too.

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It was a rough and I mean ROUGH climb to the first peak. I think I was a little dizzy but it might have been lack of oxygen.

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Kachina Peak was our first ascent bringing us to 12,488′ within 5 miles of ‘running’.

Then is was back down to base where we started another long wander up to Mount Frasier at about 12,200′.

My last pictures are from Frasier Peak. After that I was too tired and concentrating on keeping moving.

It was a really beautiful marathon, but not one to be underestimated. All that climbing (over 8000′) adds up. I’ve got time to train before next year. Until then…

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