Defn: a human male displaying evidence of devolution - exhibits distinctive "caveman-like" tendencies. This man often dribbles in public places; cannot drink a beverage without spilling it on himself, the floor or someone else; may also run into objects like lampposts & bushes; has a definite "sloopish & short legged" running style that is slow and low to the ground, often resulting in the dragging of knuckles.

These throwback neanderthals, along with their questionable diet, should clearly be avoided.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Pikes Peak Barr Camp Nov 17

Was hoping to get up a little higher but started too late and was very snow / ice packed trail - particularly the 3 1/2 miles below Barr Camp.  Some places on the trail will likely not see the Sun again for months. 

Still good to get over 3600' elevation climb and a total of 13 miles.   Slow going, 3 hr 15 minute round trip. 

Wind damage (from last weekend) had left it's mark as several trees were down, some across the trail.  Downhill journey left it's marks as I wiped out hard, twice.  (No photos of the war wounds this time).  If and when I do this next time I will be sure to take Yak Tracks or something to help w/ traction.  The last 3 miles I had my new headlamp on and finished in total darkness.

Despite some new ouchies, was still a good time.

Some photos of the trip......


  1. Nice run, except for the dark part... And the falls. So how bad is the ice? Like set in for the winter bad?

  2. Dark was okay, kind of fun. Falls, not so much. Snow on trail from Experimental Forest to Barr Camp for about 1/5 of trail, but last mile plus was more like 4/5 covered and was more ice than snow.