Apr 24, 2012
Distance today = 50.36 km; Total distance = 5527.27 km; Location = Wilkerson Pass Summit (2 km west of) – 39 02.862′ N, 105 32.504′ W; Start time = 0821, Finish time = 1544
As you will see from today’s photos, I had the pleasure of passing through South Park. I guess it doesn’t look too differently from the cartoon, if that’s possible – you just need to use your imagination. I didn’t see Cartman or his friends, though.
The whole day was spent between 9,000 and 10,000 feet in altitude. Tomorrow I start my downhill run to the edge of the Rockies. I’m led to believe there is quite a distinct demarcation between the mountain range and the plains to the east.
I also saw a herd of bison on the high plains today. They weren’t wild, though – just part of a farmer’s herd.
I’ve had lots of questions and requests about maps of my route. If you’d like to see either where I’ve run so far, or where I plan to run, just click on the Journey tab on the menu bar. The remaining course can be viewed by clicking on the link at the bottom of the section.
I’ve also had many questions pertaining to when I’ll be passing through Denver. If you’re interested, stay tuned to this site for updates, but the best estimate at the moment is around April 30. Anyone wanting to come out and run with me, you’re most welcome. I should have T-Mobile reception again by then, so the tracker will be working constantly, and you’ll be able to pin-point my position throughout the day.
Speaking of the tracker, it is currently giving my position as Lake George, which is where we’re staying the night. The official run position is about 20 km to the west.
Finally, to all those who are wondering what has happened to the Red Wine Value Quotient (RWVQ), I haven’t forgotten about it – it’s just that I’m not finding the same sort of value as I did in California. I will try to provide some recommendations, even if they don’t surpass the earlier “value wines”.