Mt. Wrightson Ascent - 9/13/20 - 5.2 miles to the top

Last weekend's Mt Wrightson Ascent had a great turnout and a good time was had by most! (I can't speak for all) Thanks to John Brown for keeping track of everyone, which was no small feat. 🙂 It was good to see so many friendly faces out on the trail and afterwards. Results below for just the ascent time:

Mike Duer, 50            1:18:10
Rick Mick, 36           1:18:18
Jeff Ladderud, 30       1:26:47
Ethan Ray, 35            1:29
William Meikle, 59       1:31
Fernando Bustamante, 54  1:32:57
Raul del Bosque, 34      1:33
Anne Neuenschwander, 47 1:35
Joe Plassmann, 55 1:36
Morey Brown, 57 1:36
Dave Putney, 50 1:36:18
Billy Oliver, 56 1:38
John Mollenhour, 64     1:38:32
Vivian Carrasco, 23     1:39:19
Samantha Misurda, 28     1:40:02
Robert Harris, 47        1:42
Sara Ritchie, 27         1:42
Lisa Schlink, 42           1:42:56
Robert Novak, 37         1:43:29
Nicole Nelson, 29        1:48
Ray Henson, 62         1:48:52
Lorey Pro, 52            1:50:07
Tristan Lee, 41          1:51
Dallas Stevens, 59       1:51
Rogelio Hernandez, 50 1:53
Sarah Zentack, 42       1:53:39
Chris Avery, 57         1:54
Steve Sanchez, 50       1:54
Steve Outridge, 51     1:55
Tamaia Lauman, 42        1:55:18
Jillian McLenithan, 25 1:56
Mark Helfrick, 36 1:59:20
Renee Stevens, 52 1:59:45
Kamran Talattof, 66 2:01
Luke Evans, 54 2:05
Mike Ehlerman, 55       2:15:08
Paul Fick, 63         2:16:46
Stephen Woodall, 42     2:25
Chase Woodall, 10        2:25
Bruce Chalk, 62          2:29:45
Randi Steiner, 51        2:29:45
Gina Nelson, 46         2:30
Honore MacCoy-Patty, 55  2:48:43
Bob Bevill, 64           2:48:58
These folks also came out to enjoy the trails. If you made it to the top and we're missing your time let us know:

David Bobbitt, 24
Cindy Feamen, 50
Monica Bermudez
Jen Garcia, 47
Robin Reineke, 38
Tanya Norris, 55         1:53 - 6.1 miles


Florida-Madera-Florida-Wrightson Double - 10/18/20 - 5.2 miles to the top

The 2020 Florida-Madera Wrightson Double is in the books. It was a cloudless day with record warmth for this year's run, but this didn't appear to slow the runners as Ben Markwart laid down a new course record and no one looked especially worse for wear back at the Florida Trailhead parking lot. Joe Dana saved us with a snack run to Green Valley (the snack selection I had rounded up were left safe and secure on my kitchen counter in Tucson) plus his always excellent and certainly welcome aid station in Madera Canyon was once again top notch. FYI, if you happen to be planning a Wrightson run in the near future, Bellows Spring is currently little more than spot of mud on the ground according to those I queried on this point. On the Florida side, there were a couple of minor leaks in the pipe. Also, sounds like the trails were all in pretty good shape.


Thanks for coming out, everyone! Had a great time. Rumor has it that Zack Nelson might be stepping into the RD role for next year. We'll see how it shakes out.


-Bruce G.


Full Route - 26 miles

Ben Markwart, 39           6:07                   

Mike Duer, 51              6:44                     

Armen Sarrafian, 32        7:39                    

Tristan Lee, 41            7:45                       

Brian Janezic, 34          8:11        


Miscellaneous              

Raul del Bosque            5:58      20.0 mi/Wrightson, Super Trail-Old Baldy loop

Jeff Ladderud              4:07      15.1 mi/Wrightson O/B

Neil Stitzer, 32           4:23      15.1 mi/Wrightson O/B

Steve Sanchez              5:00      12.0 mi/Florida Saddle-Sawmill-Cave Canyon

Jen Steyaert               3:03      8.9 mi /Florida Saddle O/B

Zack Nelson, 32            1:51      7.5mi/ O/B (blisters)


Chiricahua National Monument Overnight - 10/24-25/20 - 11 miles

The Chiricahua event was attended by (16) adventurous members the weekend of October 24/25. On Saturday we ran on different trails in small groups, enjoyed a campfire and dispersed camp up in the Coronado National Forest. On Sunday morning we ran a new TTR classic (11) mile lollipop route within the Chiricahua National Monument. Some members took advantage of the wide runnable trails to record fast times, while others leisurely ran to enjoy the perfect morning. All took time to take photographs, enjoy the amazing views and unique rock formations. Thanks to all who attended to make this a successful event.

-John M.

Full Route - 11 Miles
Brianna Grigsby
2:11:43
Moira Hough
2:11:44
Tristan Lee
2:13:01
Vivian Carrasco
2:13:02
David Babbitt 2:13:03
John Mollenhour
2:24:00 (Ran solo after the event)
Michael Duer
2:28:00
Morey Brown
2:43:10 (Ran just a little farther 😀)
Stephen Woodall
2:45:00
Angela Greynolds
2:45:00
Christopher Avery
2:54:00
Lorey Pro
2:59:00
Leslie Thompson
3:42:00
Michelle Wences
3:48:01 (Sweep)
Troy Beeman
3:48:02 (Sweep)

Miscellaneous
Christine Anderson Ferraris
10 mile Hailstone Loop 2:20:59