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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Run at Monument Fire Center

We have mountain biked extensively in the Monument Fire Center over the years, but this was only our second trail run there. The Fire Center is home to the Pike Hotshots and Monument Helitack - guys and gals who will jump into the middle of the flames in order to help fight wildland and forest fires. This is their training center and it is filled with a mixture of some very technical, and some very smooth, singletrack, most of which were cut as practice for establishing fire breaks. Along with the great trails, there is a very nice memorial grove to honor fallen firefighters.
Above, Kathleen rounds a bend in front of an awesome rock spire, with Mount Herman in the background.
Steve blazing a path between the scrub oaks.
This is perfect narrow singletrack - just how we like it! It is a great place to hone your running and biking skills!
We were able to string together 9 miles of awesome trail running and there is plenty more for next time we head out to the Fire Center - the 1000 acre site has 26 miles of trail, and there is plenty more USFS trail area that can be linked easily on Mount Herman.

Another wonderful day running in the Colorado Mountains - Happy Trails to all!
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