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MT WRIGHTSON ASCENT - 9/7/13 - 5.2 mi 

Hi Everyone

Sorry for the delay in getting the results out.

Last weekend we had our first run of the 2014-15 season at Mt Wrightson. We had 22 runners show up. Thankfully the rain held off except for an occasional scattered drops. at least for me. Reports of it being cool and windy and windy at the top  with mist from the low clouds.   The results are to the top of Mt Baldy trail. Some came down Mt Baldy while others came down Super trail and taking lots of pictures ( Michelle). Gabe did additional running making a total of 21.9 miles. Ross said he wasn't feeling great, thinking he would turn around but was drawn to the cool clouds at the top. Great job everyone. Next time I'll be in the correct parking lot to get us started on time. Let me know if there are any mistakes.

  1. Gabe Mc Gowan         1:08
  2. Mike Duer             1:18:15
  3. Cameron Green         1:25
  4. Joe Plassmann         1:33
  5. John Sabetine         1:33:40
  6. Benedict Duggar       1:34
  7. Chase Duarte          1:40
  8. Robert Harris         1:47
  9. Andrew Harris         1:47:59
  10. Steve Outridge        1:49:24
  11. Daniel Harris         1:56
  12. Chuck Williamson      1:59
  13. Steve Hughes          2:01
  14. Molly Brown           2:01
  15. Abraham Moreno        2:10
  16. Amy Dillon            2:11
  17. Holly Kirchberger     2:15
  18. Michelle Whetherhult  2:22
  19. Craig Dabler          2:24
  20. Amy Hannon- finished  (no time)
  21. Ross Zimmerman        3:04
  22. Trish Duarte          2:02 ( super trail to the saddle)
Tracy Wood

SABINO BASIN - 9/14/14 - 13.8 mi 


Sorry it's been so long but we've been a little distracted. It was a lovely day two weekends ago for a nice Sabino Basin Run and there was quite a good turn out. A few falls were had and some blood was left on the trail but everyone made it back in one piece!  If we've spelled your name wrong, have a wildly off-the-mark account of your route, or the time is wrong, feel free to let us know and we'll correct it, if you care that is. :) Thanks to everyone who showed up and made this another enjoyable TTR run!

Mike & Kristi

Dari Duval
Phoneline-Tram Road
Miro Oljaca
Phoneline-Tram Road
Daniella Lawrence
Phoneline-Tram Road
Maksym Klokva
Phoneline-Tram Road
Trish Duarte
Phoneline-Tram Road
Sion Lupowitz
Full Route
Korey Konga
Full Route
Adam McKelvey
Phoneline-Tram Road
Tim Stackhouse
Full Route
Steve Outridge
Full Route
Matt Tucker
Full Route
Chrissy Parks
Full Route
Dallas Stevens
Full Route
Amy Dillon
Phoneline-Tram Road
Jerry Burch
Phoneline-Tram Road
Chase Duarte
Full Route
Trish Aldridge
Full Route
Raoul Erickson
Full Route
Daniel Harris
Basin-Tram Road
Renee Stevens
Full Route
Pam Hoyt
Basin-Tram Road
Andrew Harris
Basin-Tram Road
Robert Harris
Basin-Tram Road
Megan Jackson
Full Route
Mark DeClouet
Full Route
Joe Plassmann
Full Route
Geoff Schmidt
Full Route
Ross Zimmerman
Phoneline-Tram Road
Kathryn Nealy
Full Route
Doug Tillman
Full Route
Jenny Flynn
Full Route
Amy Hamman
Full Route
Yvonne Overson
Full Route
Erica Hurt
Full Route
Holly Justice
Full Route
Tammy Kovaluk
Full Route
Clint Nealy
Full Route
Lauren Besenfelder
Full Route
Pam Golden
Basin-Tram Road
Abraham Moreno
Full Route
Mya Hoeflinger
Full Route
Myk Brown
Phoneline-Tram Road
Guy McArthur

Guy Was There

GREEN BUG - 9/28/14 - 18.8 mi 

It was a day with just about everything, wind, rain, fog, clouds, cold, and a little sun…  We had 18 starters with 8 doing the Hitchcock and back, 5 doing the full out and back and 5 doing something of their own design..

Hitchcock out and back
David Sowers 1:49
Kate Woodard 1:55
Yvonne Overson 2:02
Bruce Johnson 2:21
Miro Oljaca 2:42
Tammy Kovaluk 2:42
Gene Joseph 2:57
Pam Golden 3:02

13 miles-ish
Pamela Hoyt 4:17
Linda Whilan 4:17

Full out and back
Dallas Stevens 4:43
Adam McKelvy 4:45
Alacia Sooter 6:00
Amy Hamman ?
Mya Hoeflinger 6:23 (her longest run ever both time and distance)

Missed top .5 short of the full out and back
Ryan Niccum 4:11

19.35 Trail up Road down
Chuck Williamson 5:37

Ross Zimmerman ?

MT. HOPKINS ASCENT/DESCENT - 10/5/14 - 23.6 mi 

Thanks to those of you who came out to run Mt Hopkins on Sunday, it was a beautiful day! Also, thanks to Michelle Miller for helping out again, next year we'll have more fresh fruit! Here's the incriminating document: (includes splits at aid station)

Full ascent/descent, 23.6 miles:
Dallas Stevens        4:40 (1:343:10)
Abraham Moreno-Szivek 5:00 (1:413:39)
David Valenzuela      5:10 (1:513:43)
Renee Stevens         5:10 (1:513:43)
Jamie Madden          6:18 (2:154:36)

To the top and back to the gate, 15.8 miles
Amy Hamman            3:26 (1:40)
Andrew Harris         3:49 (1:42)

20.7 miles
Robert Harris         4:42 (1:513:43)

To the gate, 7.8 miles
Daniel Harris         2:07

From the gate to the top and back, 8 miles
Ross Zimmerman, shuffling time lost to the ether.

Happy trails, and be sure to yield to hikers!
Mike & Kristi


This is some of the feedback I heard yesterday:

"There was water running everywhere--there was even a spring about a 100 ft. below the top of Wrightson."

"I think I could see the actual trail only about 30% of the time."

"That route is a tough son of gun."

"That route is a keeper."

"I think that was tougher than Esperero" (followed by deep discussion comparing the two routes)

"I can't believe I can't find a Coke can with 'Sion' on it."

"There was no way I was gonna do Wrightson a second time,  but once I got back to Baldy Saddle I couldn't think of a good reason not to" (Jerry Riddick first said this in May,  followed by Sion, Mike Duer, and Dallas, each separately, yesterday afternoon).

So,  like all trails around the region after this wet summer,  Florida Cnyn was kind of over grown, and then the Crest Trail that runs from Florída Saddle to Baldy Saddle was saturated and soggy, but getting to see the lush vegetation, views, and water running all over the place more than made up for the modest trail difficulty.

Five of eleven did the complete course,  26 mi that includes two Wrightson summits and 9,750 ft of climb. Other variations included Wrightson out and back (4), and Florída-Madera,  no Wrightson with a bushwhack up the creek for 45 min immediately after the start (huh?) (2). For future reference:  the trail crosses the creek right out of the gate and never crosses back, although Chris A. reports that it was a worthwhile side trip up a beautiful box canyon.


2 Wrightsons (26 mi):

                 ToD     Finish  Elapsed
Sion Lipowitz  - 1:39:   6:39
Mike Duer      - 2:14:   7:14
Dallas         - 3:56:   8:39   (7:17 start)
Renee          - 5:47:   10:30  (7:17)
David V.       - 6:02:   10:45  (7:17)

Wrightson Out and Back (~15-16 mi):

Charlie Ware    -10:49:   3:49
Catlow Shipek   -10:55:   3:55
Jesse Vondracek -10:55:   3:55
David Sowers    -11:19:   4:19

Florìda-Madera (no Wrightson; 11 mi)

Jeff Turman     - 11:53:  4:53
Chris Avery     - 12:08:  5:08

Up the dirt road a bit (no Wrightson; 4.5 mi)

Bruce Gungle    - xx:xx:  1:00
Sir Clydesdale Huntington McBride - xx:xx: ~1:00

Dallas and I discussed some ideas about how to deal with the long day the run brings on while keeping the route. One would be to use a cut off time at the Madera turn around. Another would be to use a two person RD set up,  one through ~noon or 1:00,  another from then to the end of the run.

Finally, a ton of thanks to Joe Dana for manning the Madera aid station and dropping back over to Florída w times so I knew when to expect the over-and-back runners--couldn't do it w/out him.

Fun fact:  In the case of this canyon,  trail, spring, and saddle, "Florìda" is not pronounced the way we pronounce the southeastern US state with the big peninsula. Rather, it's "flo-REE-da."

MT KIMBALL ASCENT - 10/18/14 - 12+ mi 

Only one runner got horribly lost last Sunday during the second Mt. Kimball run. Because Benedict already did a write-up about that misadventure, I won't recant it here.

Those that didn't go down the wrong canyon nonetheless went off the trail for several short detours, but always found their way back. That, and the condition of the trial when they stayed on it, made for some slow times.

Runner            Time
Sion Lupowitz     3:18
Mike Duer         3:41
Ryan Niccum       3:42
Dave Sowers       4:11
Raoul Erickson    4:45
Benedict Dugger   5:40 (unknown return route)

BEAR CANYON LOOP TRAIL (BCLT) - 10/26/14 - 17.5 mi 

It was near perfect weather and a very successful Bear Canyon Loop.  Everyone had fun, no one got lost.  As has been mentioned, it was Gene's 500th Bear!  My apologies for any typos in the names.  Becky and I tried to take notes about who did what distance.

Name :: Time :: Route

Korey Konga                 :: 1:52 :: His own stuff
Pam Hoyt                    :: 2:10 :: 7 Falls
Samantha Palm               :: 2:24 :: 7 Falls + extra (9 miles total)
Dennis Pollow               :: 2:49 :: Full Loop
Sion Lupowitz               :: 2:49 :: Full Loop
Anne Neuenschwander         :: 3:19 :: Full Loop
Dari Duval                  :: 3:19 :: Full Loop
Ross Zimmerman              :: 3:25 :: 7 Falls
Raoul Erickson              :: 3:47 :: Full Loop
Joel O'brien                :: 4:09 :: Full Route
Jorge Reynaga               :: 4:31 :: Full Loop
Gene Joseph                 :: 4:32 :: Full Loop
Amy Pillon                  :: 4:40 :: Full Loop
Tammy Kovaluk               :: 4:44 :: Full Loop
Alfonso Albason             :: 4:44 :: Full Loop
Kristina Rask               :: 4:57 :: Full Loop (tram road return)
Jamie Madda                 :: 4:57 :: Full Loop (tram road return)
Joan D'Alonzo               :: 5:14 :: Full Loop (tram road return)

STARR PASS-ROBLES PASS LOOP - 11/9/14 - 18-20 mi 

The inaugural Starr Pass - Robles Pass Loop took place on Sunday with eight runners taking part.  Thanks Steve O for helping me put this run on.

Tim Stackhouse-      3:22 (full loop)20.5miles
Jorge Reynaga-       5:05 (full loop)20.5miles
Michael Duer-        3:18 (minus cascabel loop)19miles
Benedict Dugger-     3:38 (minus cascabel loop)19miles
Tammy Kovaluk-       4:38 (minus cascabel loop)19miles
Alfonso Albason-     4:38 (minus cascabel loop)19miles
Rick Mick-           2:07 (to Sarasota Trailhead)11.64miles
Joe Plassman-        2:07 (to Sarasota Trailhead)11.64miles

MT. LEMMON ASCENT - 11/23/14 - 18.6 mi 

It was a chilly, windy day on the hill.  There was some bushwacking and some folks got a bit lost.  All are safe and sound, btw.  Special thanks to Ross, Renee, and Joel for helping with transportation.

Here are the results (some of whom I missed getting times):
Mike Duer       4:16:27
Tim Stackhouse  4:37
Ryan Niccum     4:43
Dallas Stevens  5:13
Tim Spriggs     ?:?? 
Robert Harris   6:09
Craig Dabler    6:47
Tammy Kovaluk   6:47
Alfonso Albason 6:47
Joe Plassman    ?:??
Andrew Harris   7:01:39 (19.81 miles)
Kristina Rask   7:39
Jamie Madden    7:39
Abraham Moreno  7:53
Renee Stevens   5:09 (Reverse Sunset Loops - 16.8 miles)
Raoul Erickson  7:00 (7:40 start time)

Thanks to all participants!
Jim and Tricia

REDINGTON 50K - 11/30/14 - 31.2 mi


As always, Redingtion 50K turned out strangely.  The newbies ran the furthest for the day, although both Corey and Luis are ultra runners, just new to TTR.  Mike, Dallas, and Renee all decided at the aid station they weren’t running back, although Mike did make it to the turn around and back.  Myk, Molly, and Dan did an out and back, probably with a side trip to Bellota Ranch Headquarters, as did Luis.  Steve Kanoza helped me with the aid.  In addition to water and an ice chest with some interesting items, without him we would have had to throw some people in the bed of my wife’s pickup truck.  Nice weather.  Everyone I talked to enjoyed the day, even if they got off or weren’t happy with their body's performance.  I enjoyed the company.

Here are a few photos—

Molly, Myk, and Dan, any more comments on your adventures?

Ross Z

Runner                  Time    Distance                Comments
Luis Leon               6:20    31.2 mi.                Got to see Bellota Ranch…
Cory Keppel             6:18    28.1 mi.                Hitched a ride at Molino.  Still 2 miles further than planned
Mike Duer               3:14    17.5 mi.                To turn around and back to aid station
Renee Stevens           3:19    13.1 mi.                To aid station
Dallas Stevens          3:19    13.1 mi.                To aid station
Molly Brown             2:57    13.1 mi.                Out and back
Dan Kinler              3:06    13.1 mi.                Out and back
Myk Brown               3:26    13.1 mi.                Out and back
Steve Kanoza                    2 mi.           O and B from aid
Ross Zimmerman                  2 mi.           O and B from aid

COWHEAD SADDLE - 12/7/14 - 17.3 mi 

With clear skies and temps in the 70s it was a beautiful day.  Overgrown trail seemed to be the biggest compaint and most came back with scratched up legs. Corey said he fell a few times.  Please let me know if there are any corrections.


Corey Keppel   3:29 - Cowhead Saddle
Joel O'Bryan   4:22 - Cowhead Saddle
Tammy Kovaluk  4:24:33 - Cowhead Saddle
Joe Plassman   4:27 - Cowhead Saddle
Tonja Chagaris 3:03 - Douglas Springs
Geno Foushee   3:30 - Douglas Springs
Ross Zimmerman 2.5 miles
Chris Fall     2.5 miles


See you on trail.  
Long Live TTR
Chris Fall

LOMA ALTA - 12/14/14 - 14-28+ mi 

Sunday's weather turned out to be perfect conditions for trail running in the Rincon Mountains. After almost half an inch of rain the day prior, we were blessed with clear skies, no wind, and temps in the mid 50's. The runners were on trail 10 minutes before sunrise. As the sun rose in our faces we were treated to a magical sparkling landscape of frozen and thawing droplets on every cactus needle and tree branch. It was awe inspiring! Catlow reported a dusting of snow at top-out but not enough for a snow angel. Hopefully I got everyone's routes and times correct.
Here is a compilation of results from the day's activities:
Manning Camp
Catlow Shipek     4:53  (30M) 
Corey Keppel      6:13  (26M, turned around before Manning)
Cowhead Saddle
Michael Duer      3:55  (22M)
Dari Duval        4:06  (22M)
Patrick Muldowney 5:43  (22M)
Grass Shack 
Abraham Moreno    5:00  (20M + rode his bicycle to TH from midtown)
Manning Intersection 
Mike Roche        3:14  (14M)
Christy Hall      3:18  (14M)
Cathrun Lovepain  3:14  (14M)
Myk Brown         3:24  (14M)
Morey Brown       3:52  (16M, went past intersection)
Dan Kinler        3:30  (13M, turned before intersection)
Molly Brown       4:03  (18M, went past intersection)
Other variations
Amy Dillon        2:23  (10.4M)
Chris Fall        1:49  (8.5M)
Jerry Riddick     1:49  (8.5M)
Mountain Bike
Bruce Gungle      1:30
Chase Duarte      1:30
Joel O'Bryan - thanks Joel for the great shots.
See you next year,
WASSON PEAK - 1/4/15 - 14.2 mi 

This years 1st TTR run was held last Sunday. Turnout was lighter than previous years, but the quality of the participants was high.
There were a number of variations , but all seemed to have a good day. Weather and course were perfect as always.
Thanks for coming and we'll see you all next year.
-Jerry R.D.

Full loop
Sion Lupowitz            2:07
Mike Duer                2:22
Ryan Niccum              2:38
Rick Mick                2:39
?                        2:59
Joel O'Bryan             3:08
Kamran Talattof          3:08
Alicia Sooter            3:10
Renee Stevens            3:21
Robert Harris            3:27

Alternate Routes (Norris Out and Back)
Mike Roche               2:10(?)
Andrew Harris            2:56 
Daniel Harris            3:22 
Robert Harris            3:27
Dallas Stevens          (Norris Trail)                   
Kristi Sager            (Norris Trail)

TORTOLITA MOUNTAIN LOOP - 1/11/15 - 15 mi 
It was a warm and beautiful morning in the Tortolitas; it seems like we usually have the coldest weekend of the winter for this run, so this was a nice change. We had 8 runners, 4 did the whole route and 4 did the Wild Mustang part. No reports of wild burros or mustangs along the trail, though a couple of people commented on a large number of rocks on the steep sections of the trails - and lots of reports of great views form the ridge tops. No one got lost, though 3 people missed the final turn back into the parking lot at the end. See you at double Bear next weekend.

Bruce Johnson

Full route
Mike Duer       45 15 miles - 2:49
Sion Lupowitz   ?  15 miles - 2:49
Adam McKelvy    32 15 miles - 3:14
Tammy Kovaluk   40 16 miles - 3:51

Wild Mustang loop
Jerry Riddick   63 9 miles - 1:54
Brian Stark     42 9 miles - 2:12
Jorge Reynega   28 9 miles - 2:13
Alfonso Albasan 31 10 miles - 2:13

Bruce Johnson - 60 - 4+ miles

BEAR CANYON LOOP DOUBLE 1/18/15 - 16.8 mi x2 

Turns out my record keeping skills could use some work...see corrections below.  I also added the times for the double BCL runners (not counting the aid station break) for loop 1 & loop 2 if I received that info at the finish if you are interested.



Double BCL            Time

Dennis Pollow         5:12 (loop 1 2:23 / loop 2 ?)
Mike Duer             5:58 (loop 1 2:31 / loop 2 3:12)
Benedict Dugger       6:48  (loop 1 2:45 / loop 2 3:55) - correction
Tim Stackhouse        6:03 (loop 1 2:46 / loop 2 3:13)
Abraham Moreno        7:43 (loop 1 2:52  / loop 2?) + misc swimming miles
Brian Stark           8:59 (loop 1 3:51 / loop 2?)
Corey Keppel          6:47 (loop 1 2:57 / loop 2?)
Patrick Muldowney     8:20 (loop 1 3:30 / loop 2?)

1 1/2 BCL             Time 

Morey Brown           5:30 (25.7 miles total) - correction

Single BCL            Time

Anne Neuenschwander   2:46
Dan Kinler            2:50
Ryan Niccum           2:57
Tonja ?               3:43
Mike Roche            3:08
Adam McKelvy          3:10
Matt Tucker           3:10
Steve Outridge        3:18
Joe Plassman          3:23
David Hall            3:25
Bruce Johnson         3:30
Joel O'Bryan          3:42
Bjorn Wastvedt        3:37
Raoul Erickson        3:30
Ben Markwart          3:38
Tricia Aldridge       4:11 (back phoneline)
Christy Hall          4:05
Dave Hall             4:05
Jim Holmes            3:18
Alfonzo Albason       3:58 (back phoneline) - correction

Miscellaneous Runs    Distance / Time

Myk Brown             13.5 / 3:22
Ross Zimmerman        8.75 / ?
Molly Brown           20+ / ?
Jane Larkindale       8ish / ?

AZ TRAIL 50K - 1/25 - 31.2 mi 
Hey all,
Sorry for the late report. I had a family emergency & forgot about the results. So here they are.

Full 50k
Mike Duer        5:54
Morey Brown      6:27
Abraham Moreno   6:31
Kathryn Nealy    6:47

To Aid Station & Back (29 miles)
Tim Stackhouse   5:40
Adam McKelvy     6:00
Robert Harris    6:55
Alfonso Albason  6:57

Luis Leon        4:23 (Kentucky Camp)
Jamie Madden     5:59 (Kentucky Camp + some) 26 miles

SOLDIER/LA MILAGROSA LOOP - 2/1/15 - 15.2 mi 
Dense fog, a record two-day rainfall, road closings and a barricaded Mt. Lemmon Hwy. were no match for 17 hearty trail runners who took on the Soldier/La Milagrosa Loop this morning. It turned out to be a great day for trail running with no really dangerous water crossings (they were wet, however) and some epic views.

Below are the results:

Thank you all for coming out today.

Steve Hughes

TANQUE VERDE LOOP - 2/22/15 - 28.5 mi 

Hello all, we had another perfect weather run, with only 1 emergency room visit, one runner got into a fight with a manzanita bush and the bush won. 4 doing the whole enchilada with all remaining on the trails.

Whole 28.5 mi.
Bryan Bhark         4:56
Ryan Nicium         5:52
Benedic Dugger      5:59
Matt Tucker         6:32

Cowhead 18 mi.
Anne Neuenschwander 3:18 (wow)
Tom Gormley         4:33
Alfonso Allgash     4:57

Javelina 20 mi.
Adam McKelvy        4:35
Morey Brown         5:22
Jorge Rynaya        5:30
Jerry Riddick       5:38
Steve Hughes        6:06
Pam Hoyt            6:48

Wayne Litwiler      4:36  14.2 mi.
Steve Kanoza        1:45 5mi.
Ross Zimmerman Bike rode many miles

Thanks to all my helpers, Donna, Sierra, Ross, and Gary

ESPERERO CANYON LOOP - 3/15/15 - 21 mi 

Another run is in the books. It was a beautiful day although a bit warm and windy. We had 19 people start and 21 finishers. Sion Lupowitz and Linda Whelen, but showed up at the finish. The award for traveling the farthest for the run goes to Lara Mainella who joined us from Wisconsin. Thanks to Geoff Schmidt for escorting her on the course. Snake season is apparently here. Benedict Dugger chatted with a Mojave rattler who was sitting in the trail. Thanks to Benedict for removing his new friend before other runners arrived. Alfonso Albason also met 2 rattlers. Perhaps the best siting was the big horn ram that Seth Wall saw. Everyone seemed to enjoy the run and all returned without injury. Below are the results/information we have. Please let us know if there are any corrections.

Full loop of 21 miles:
Mike Duer           3:55
Benedict Dugger     4:13
Seth Wall           4:23   includes running several miles to the start.
Anne Neuenschwander 4:23
William Meikle      4:23
Corey Keppel        4:30
Raoul Erickson      5:15
Tom Gormley         5:25
Dallas Stevens      5:32
Alicia Sooter       5:41
Bruce Johnson       5:50
Jeff Turman         5:58
Jorge Reynaga       6:20
Steve Hughes        6:23
Alfonso Alboson     6:27  

Other routes/distance:
Lara Mainella       2:40  out and back on Esperero. 
Geoff Schmidt       2:40  out and back on Esperero
Renee Stevens       Phoneline 10 miles
Kristi Sagar        3:10  Blacketts Ridge (her first time to the top)
Linda Whelen        68 minutes 7.4 miles on tram road.
Sion Lupowitz       1:18  did 10 miles somewhere in Sabino.

It was our pleasure to host this. We enjoyed the conversation and stories as everyone returned. Looking forward to Steve Hughes doing this on his Eliptigo next year.

Pam and Gary.

MICA MOUNTAIN MARATHON - 3/29/15 - 26.2 mi 

We had an excellent turnout for TTR’s famed Mica Mountain Marathon this past Sunday. The sizzling temperatures didn’t seem to phase anyone, besides the mild hallucinations a few reported. A handful of runners did the traditional marathon, while several others opted for another distance. No one got hurt, lost or eaten by a mountain lion, so the day was a success! Shoutout to Gary and Pam for running to Circle K to pick up more water and Gatorade as my reserves began to dwindle! It was with great pleasure to serve as the RD for such a classic TTR run. Appreciate you handing me the reigns, Joe!  Thanks to Kristi McCauley for helping me survive ten hours in the heat, waiting for runners to finish.. Now I know how you feel at all of my races!! BRUTAL! Hope everyone had a blast!


Mica + Spud Rock
Catlow Shipek     04:25

Nate Polaske      04:33
Michael Duer      05:35
Kelly Wild        05:39
Benedict Dugger   06:47
Joe Plassmann     07:25
Jorge Reynaga     07:32
Matt Tucker       08:02
Seth Wall         08:02
Abraham Moreno    08:20

Spud Rock
Patrick Muldowney 08:00
Tim Stackhous     05:57

Manning Camp
Doug Loveday      06:25

Cowhead Saddle
Sion Lupowitz     02:47
Corey Keppel      03:39
Nathan Burk       03:45
Fred Roberts      03:47
Seve Outridge     04:24
Alfonso Albason   04:43
Bob Bachani       05:10
David Valenzuela  05:27
Renee Stevens     05:27
Dallas Stevens    05:27
Tricia Aldridge   05:45
Jim Edwards       05:50

Jerry Riddick     22mi 05:37
Joe Dana          3mi  01:00
Christine (unk)   6mi  01:14
Ross Zimmerman    5mi


The new TTR Keystone traverse in the Sierrita mountains was a success in that all runners made it back to the finish with a smile. The Weather cooperated with some cloud cover and mild temps. No wild animal encounters were reported but there were a few cow sightings.

results for the 15 mile course

Mike Duer        2:35:28
Tim Stackhouse   2:35:28
Ryan Niccum      2:59:06 with 16.7 miles (1.7 bonus)
Abraham Moreno   3:03:03
Chris Fall       3:03:03
Steve Outridge   3:14:14
Renee Stevens    3:55:05
Brian Stark      3:55:05

Thanks for coming out and hope everyone had fun!

Robert Harris and Family

MT. BIGELOW ASCENT/DESCENT - 4/12/15 - 30.8 mi 

TTR faithful,

Another Mt Bigelow TTR is in the books.  It was a perfect day for running - overcast, cool temperatures, moisture in the air. 18 runners headed up at 6:02 am start, plus one later start for 19 total. Cool running into the mist and clouds above Mud Springs was had.  The Mt Bigelow run offers lots of variations and distance options and out and backs (o/b).  As it turned out, we had 10 different variations on distance run, with only one runner who ran the TTR standard Mt Bigelow out and back via tram road - Tim Stackhouse.  There was a bee colony somewhere just above Mud Springs that caused some consternation, stings, and at least one variation to avoid them on the way down.  Chris Fall got the worst of it with over 40+ bee strings on his head and torso.  A few others reported one or two bee stings. Only one person took a wrong turn, ran a few extra miles than intended but managed to figure it out.

Anyhow, here are the distances run and finishing times I had listed on the time sheets.  Let me know if corrections are needed.  Thanks very much to Mark Martin setting up and running the upper aid station (a/s), and great watermelon and goodies.  The parking lot a/s worked out well with easy access to the transportation and facilities.


Runner name           Dist (mi.)      age/gen        run time

(Mt Bigelow o/b via Phone Line both ways)
Catlow Shipek          32.9             3xM             5:18
Kelly Wild             32.9             37F             6:56

(Mt Bigelow o/b, up PhoneLine, down Tram road)
Sion Lupowitz          32.0             3xM             5:41
Matt Tucker            32.0             43M             6:59

(Mt Bigelow o/b - standard TTR route as published)
Tim Stackhouse*        30.8             33M             6:10

(Aid station and back + some wanderings off trail)
Alfonso Albason        30.3 (GPS)       31M             7:42

(Mt Bigelow up Palisades, down Box Camp, bee avoidance)
Joe Plassman           29.8             49M             7:56

(Mud Springs and back)
Patrick Muldowney      22.4             xxM             5:45

(Mt Bigelow up down to a/s stop)
Jorge Reynaga          16.0             29M             4:24
Brian Stark            16.0             43M             4:29
Steve Outridge         16.0             45M             4:41
Trish Aldridge         16.0             46F             4:46
Renee Stevens          16.0             47F             5:12
David Valenzuela       16.0             56M             5:12
Pam Hoyt               16.0             xxF             5:44

(Aid station - stop)
Mike Duer              14.8             45M             3:18
Chris Fall             14.8             52M             3:54
Bob Bachani            14.8             59M             4:15
Craig Dabler           14.8             51M             4:40

(Sabino Basin out/back)
Jim Edwards            13.1             54M             2:44

(Something random at top)
Dallas Stevens                          53M             4:26

* official Bigelow-standard route winner.

Look forward to doing it again next year.
Next published TTR run on the schedule is a Saturday run; the World-famous Multiple Mt Wrightson Massacre on 5/9/15
Between then-now is the Zane Gray-50 Ultra on 4/25/15.  Best wishes to all those heading up for that Mogollon Fun Run.

Regards to all,

MULTIPLE WRIGHTSON MASSACRE - 5/9/15 - 10.4 mi x ? 

We had the coolest weather in recent history for the Multiple Mount Wrightson Massacre. It was also Migration Bird Day which must have been the reason for the largest group of visitors we have ever seen. 22 runners showed at varying times and accomplished from one to four ascents. Our first starter was Brian Stark who was attempting a 24 hour Massacre. He was on the trail by 6:45 pm the night before.  Dallas hit the trail at 4am and was off to his second ascent by7:20am. Mike Duer and Tim Stackhouse started around 5:30.  Bob and Rene were off to their start at 6am.  Other pre 7 am starters were Jeff Truman, Robert Harris, and Karen lane who brought four others with her. The 7am’ish starters included Alfonso, Jerry, Patrick, Shawn, Rick Mick and Kate.  A new recruit Hillary Biscay and her sister Cameron arrived at 8am for an accent.  Deborah Rubens had a late start but completed an ascent in time to visit with some of the other runners.

We had 8 multiple ascenders, twice that of last year. This year’s multiple ascenders included Brian Stark who started and completed his first ascent the night before. Brian had good sense not to continue into the night due to the cold and windy weather he encountered.  He started up for his second at 4:40 am and completed four ascents in less than the planned 24 hour period. If the weather had been favorable he would have challenged the record of 6. Dallas completed two ascents looking strong and on his third attempt he cut it short at Josephine saddle after listening to his body.  Kate Woodard completed two ascents looking almost rested after her second.  Renee completed two in 7:09. Bob B got his two in 7:17. Patrick completed two and Jeff Turman added a few extra miles to his two ascents by taking the Super trail down.

Most of us were able to spend some visiting after completing ascents.  We enjoyed Magpies Pizza, lemon Eegees (with the secret ingredients of cherry and blueberry juice), and chocolate cake amongst a array of other nutritious snacks.

The weather was perfect during the day, no casualties we suffered, we had one record challenger and a good turn out.  I hope you are all looking forward to next year’s Multiple Mount Wrightson Massacre. 

Thank you all for coming out!


Brian Stark           4 ascents         24hour

Dallas Stevens        2.5 ascents       7:56

Renee Stevens         2 ascents         7:09

Bob Bachani           2 ascents         7:17

Patrick Muldowney     2 ascents         7:23

Kate Woodard          2 ascents         7:03 Super return on second

Jeff Turman           2 ascents         8:20 Super return

Mike Duer             1.5 ascents       2:44 first

Kristi Sagar          Josephine hike with Mike
Tim Stackhouse        1 ascent          3:20

Robert Harris         1 ascent          3:47

Rick Mick             1 ascent          2:37 Super return

Shawn Moyer           1 ascent          4:15

Deborah Rubens        1 ascent          6:00

Karen Lane            1 ascent          5:20

Greg Bauer            1 ascent          5:20

Kathy Bauer           1 ascent          5:20

Mike Seidel           1 ascent          5:20

Liz Kline             1 ascent          5:20

Hillary Biscay        1 ascent          4:45 Super return from Joes

Cameron  ??           1 ascent          4:45

Jerry Riddick         1 ascent          3:07

Raoul                 1 ascent          3:30

Raoul, 520-444-3244,

SANTA CATALINA SCENT - 5/17/15 - 25.9 mi 

Dear TTRers,

It took a few days to work up the results, mostly because the tally sheets smell like bacon, and I was getting distracted whenever I pulled them out. But, whatever. Here are the results:

Pam Golden Palisades 5:02
Sion Lupowitz Ski Area 5:39 **NEW COURSE RECORD?!?**
Craig Dabler Palisades 4:27
Lucas Tyler Sunset 4:23
Tim Stackhouse Ski Area 6:31
Brian Stark Ski Area 8:53
Adam McKelvy Ski Area 7:11
Chris Anderson Palisades 5:02
Chris Fall Palisades 3:38
Dallas Stevens Sunset 5:40
Renee Stevens Ski Area 7:51    - Note: reports a course distance of 26.29 and a total ascent of 9600. Anyone else have stats?
Molly Brown Ski Area 8:39
Joel O’Bryan Random 8 miles 2:34

Of special note this year is that I don’t think anyone got seriously lost. Maybe Brian took a short wrong turn before Palisades and Molly ran backwards for a while on Butterfly trail, mostly I think just to run backwards on Butterfly trail. Also, Myk Brown attempted to ride a  mountain bike on Butterfly trail, I think just to prove what a dumb idea it is to try to ride a mountain bike on Butterfly trail.

Special thanks to Denise Fall and Angie Brown for helping with staffing the aid stations and hauling runners, Joel O’Bryan, Val and “Ender” Myk for hauling runners, and anyone else I forgot to mention for whatever. I enjoyed everyone’s company. Next time I’ll remember to bring soda.

Gory details:

Santa Catalina Ascent 2015 05 17


Pam Golden

Done at Palisades
Sion Lupowitz

New course record
Craig Dabler

Done at Palisades
Lucas Tyler

Done at Sunset
Tim Stackhouse

Whole thing
Brian Stark

Whole thing
Adam McKelvy

Whole thing
Christine Anderson

Done at Palisades
Chris Fall

Done at Palisades
Dallas Stevens

Done at Sunset
Renee Stevens
Whole thing
Molly Brown

Whole thing
Joel O’Bryan

8 ish
Random Ski Area wanderings

Maybe we’ll run the Ascent again next year, or it’s possible we might design a different Ascent from Prison Camp. Whatever happens it looks like Sion’s record might be safe for at least the next two years.

Note also Adam volunteered to RD a return of the Romero Ascent run in the 2015-2016 schedule. I vote to hold him to it.

Joe P.

SUNSET LOOP - 6/7/15 - 17 mi 

It was a perfect day for this very scenic run up high in the Catalinas 
away from the valley heat. The temperature was 10 degrees cooler than 
last years run which probably accounted for overall faster times than 
previous years. Renee shaved 22 minus off last year’s time.

16 runners show mostly starting at 7 am. For the most part the standard 
full course was followed. A few runners chose a slight variation.

Once everyone was off, Joel O’Brian and I went for a short loop run up 
to Marshall Saddle.

Thank you all for coming out and enjoying a fantastic day up in our 
beauty Catalina mountains.

Tim Stackhouse     3:15
Catlow Shipek      3:25 with an additional trip somewhere
Mike Duer          3:25
Charlie Ware       3:34
Ryan Niccum        3:41
Morey Brown        4:08
Renee Stevens      4:22 22 minutes faster than last year
Matt Tucker        4:30
Dallas Stevens     4:35
Pam Hoyte          4:52 minus Aspen trail leg
Kathryn McNealy    5:00
Abraham Morene     5:00
Tricia Aldridge    2:30 8.9 miles
Jim Edwards        2:30 8.9 miles
Gary Partcher      3:22 hike to Marshall Saddle
Joel O’Bryan       Marshall Saddle

Raoul Erickson


We had a tiered start this AM. 

*Sabino to Box Camp to Sunset 5AM start
13.6 miles

Chris Fall
Tom Gormley

*Sabino to Box Camp to Sunset, then up the road and back 5AM start
16 ish miles
5 hours and some

Steve Outridge    5:16

*Aspen Loop (Raoul's Run)
17 miles

Mike Duer.               3:14:52
Tim Stackhouse.     3:31

*Sunset Loop 630AM start
16.4 miles

Renee Stevens
Dallas Stevens

*Lower Aspen trail Marshall Gulch 7AM start
6.7 miles

Bruce Johnson

*Sunset to Marshall Gulch to Carter Canyon to Upper Aspen trail, to Lower Aspen trail to Sunset
10.5 miles

Joe Plassman    2:57

Me, I walked up 3 miles on the road and ran down 3. 

It was a beautiful drizzly day, 60 degrees. 

Happy 4th all