Trail Running In Color

10 September 2014

-By Treas Manning

Here are three of my favorite fall running trails, now let’s hear from you.  Email a description of your fav and we will post it on our blog.

For many of us that live in the mountains, fall is one of our favorite times of the year.  The crowds are gone, the morning and evening air are cool and crisp, the lighting is soft, and it’s one season closer to ski season.  It also just happens to be the perfect time to grab your trail running shoes and immerse yourself in shades of yellow, orange and red.

Tahoe and Truckee have some of the most beautiful fall running trails in the state.  Trails through meadows of golden grass ringed with stands of old growth aspens lit up like fireworks, their leaves quaking in the fall breeze.  These places come alive while summer wildflowers are fading, they’re teaming with wildlife busily gathering up the last of native currants, nuts and seeds.  There is so much natural beauty with every step and around every turn, you won’t even notice the miles you are pounding out.

I’ve taken a moment to list a few of my favorite running trails this time of the year.  Hope you get out there and enjoy hitting the dirt and kicking up some dust.  Grab your GoPro, the shots are sure to be spectacular, but leave the headphones at home; you’ll want to catch the rustling of the leaves, the chirps of the squirrels and the howling of the coyotes.

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