Lake Isabelle

Lake Isabelle

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, 09/27/11 Green Mountain

Up 3rd access/NE/Greenman, Down Greenman/Saddle/Amphi
4.7 miles/2,462 vert./1:26:06 (42 up)/147 avg. HR Garmin Data

Got an e-mail from Tony in the morning expressing interest in meeting up for a lap on Green. We met at Chautauqua at 4pm and just as I was pulling in the lot, Aron surprised me by calling to say he was on his way, but we were I was anxious to get moving in order to get home on time, so we loosely planned on crossing paths on upper Greenman.

Headed out of Chautauqua at a light jog, busy catching up, as we have not run together all year due to Tony’s back to back injuries and/or conflicting schedules. Headed up to the 3rd access trail at a fast hike, then continued to power hike/crawl the informal trail/bushwhack/obstacle course from just W. of the back of the 3rd to the upper section of the NE ridge (where I slowed us down by getting us a little "off route" through more deadfall than necessary). 

Made the summit in 42, hung out for a few, then headed back down Greenman/Saddle/Amphi at a casual walk. Bumped into Aron below the log stairs and encouraged him to push hard and catch us on the down. Bumped into JP on lower Saddle Rock and chatted with him for a moment.  Unfortunately, Aron was unable to catch us as we hiked, but chased us down in his truck by the time we got to Chautauqua where we hung out and chatted for a while. A great fall evening with great company.