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TR: Rae Lakes loop 6/22/2014

Postby tie » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:38 am

I ran the Rae Lakes loop counterclockwise a couple weeks ago. This was my first longer trail run, so I learned a lot about nutrition, hydration and gear. Fortunately, it was a beautiful day with perfect weather. The trail was in great condition, although poles were helpful getting across the snow descending Glen Pass. It took 12 hours, with 8 hours moving and 4 hours taking photographs! Here are a few:

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Rae Lakes from Glen Pass:
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Panorama from Glen Pass:
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Rae Lakes:
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Flowers along the trail:
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Descending from Dollar Lake:
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Looking back up Woods Creek:
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Re: TR: Rae Lakes loop 6/22/2014

Postby maverick » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:07 am

Hi Tie,

Welcome to HST! Congrats on a successful run, and thank you for posting it here
on HST. May I ask why you decided to run in counterclockwise? Which trailrunners
are you wearing, hard to tell from the picture?
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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Re: TR: Rae Lakes loop 6/22/2014

Postby tie » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:36 pm

Running CCW gives you a steeper ascent and a shallower descent. That's easier on the knees. I walked the steeper downhill sections. It also gets you over Glen Pass earlier in the day.

The shoes are Saucony Kinvara TR2s. Lightweight, breathable, dried quickly after going through the snowfields, enough protection for the generally smooth trail.
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Re: TR: Rae Lakes loop 6/22/2014

Postby sekihiker » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:05 pm

Great photos. It must be nice to be in good enough condition to do this. It makes me want to work out.
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