This site is an informational portal for informal trail runs in the mountains of New Mexico, Southern Colorado, and West (far far west) Texas.

The runs are informal, small-group activities intended to encourage camaraderie rather than competition. There is no sponsoring organization, just a loose-knit group of interested trail runners who enjoy running trails across the landscape of New Mexico (and adjacent parts of Colorado and Texas).

The purpose of this website is to provide coordination and information for those interested in joining the runs.

NOTE: Please contact the Race Directors beforehand of your plans to attend, or you may show up at the start alone.

Contact: David Coblentz (

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Salida Scramble

Last week was the Salida Scramble up in Salida  Co., put on by Tom Sobal...when I wrote and asked how it went and if he had any results, he sent me this that I share with you...
We had 16 starters and also 2 burros.  Only 6 people did the full course, 2 people almost did it by completing 16.5 miles( including a 79 year old man). 17.5 miles/3500' climb and descent for the long route.  
The other 8 people did 11 miles,  with 2200' of climbing  (including the burros). Finishing times were in the range of ~3 to 5.5 hours in this non competitive gathering.
This was the fewest finishers for the full course we have ever had.  Are people getting lazier/older/smarter or more like burros????
Although it was a good clear day weather wise and there was no snow on the route, no records or anything else of note happened.   We had a great potluck at our house afterwards.


Up Next is Guaje Ridge this Saturday, put on by David Coblentz. 21 miles of nice trail running and hills.

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