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Monday, October 14, 2013

West Virginia Trilogy and Run for the Hills Trip ~ Part I

Buddy's running is definitely Our World.
Buddy and I went to West Virginia this weekend for him to run in a mountain ultra 50K run.
 There were three races:
Friday 50K; Saturday 50 Mile; Sunday Half Marathon. 
Buddy only ran the one on Friday. It was rainy, misty, yucky the entire weekend!



Mountain Institute Sign~Spruce Knob Mountain Center
Circleville, West Virginia 

Winding Road up the Mountain

 Main Yurt ! Very Wet

 Main Yurt Fencing and Walkway

Main Yurt

There was LOTS of feet wiping this past weekend!

Center of Ceiling

That's Bud on the right...after signing in.

Reflections in the Woodworking Window

Kiln???

No visibility...only fog.

Smaller "Private" Yurt

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36 comments:

  1. What a shame the weather was so yucky!

    I had no idea Buddy ran such long marathons. I'm impressed.

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  2. i'm lovin' the yurt! actually both big and small. :)

    buddy is a crazy man. but you know that.

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  3. That's terrific, Genie!! And what a beautiful place to run!! I love your captures for the day!! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you both have a great week!

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  4. Sorry the weather was bad for your Buddy's marathon. The weather was icky here during the weekend too. The Mountain Center looks like a pretty place, the Autumn leaves are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. amazing fall shots. i love WEST VA. what a great place. wild & wonderful indeed. glad you had fun weekend. hope you had a good pair of dry sneakers & an umbrella. ( :

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  6. Buddy is a dedicated runner. Halfs are all I feel ready to do. I love the yurts.

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  7. Sorry the weather spoiled things a bit. It rained a lot here while I was gone. How are the owls coming along? I have to get started soon. We had so much fun. Watching for your email. (((((HUGS)))

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  8. Wait a minute! 50K!? I didn't know he was up to those distances now. Oh man, now I really feel like a...oh, I'm at a loss for the word. Well good on you Buddy. Just when I was kind of thinking trying to take on a half-marathon again he's doing 50K's.
    Curious to know his time. At any rate, weather like that doesn't bother us runners for the most part. I've always liked them.

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  9. What an amazing wooden building and lovely autumn colours.

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  10. Too bad the weather was so wet and yucky for Budd's run. You did get some wonderful photos though. Love the yurts and the fog.

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  11. Really amazing this beautiful place, nice photos!

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  12. These are wonderful shots and I am impressed Buddy runs so far. I could do 10K, but that's about it. A shame you had to endure all that rain - the place looks amazing and would have been taking photos even in the rain like yourself. Like the kiln :)

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  13. Beautiful surroundings overthere. The weather is worldwide awfull at the moment I think. It is raining like made here too.

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  14. wow, that's a long run. i really dislike running...i'm more of a strength conditioning person for my exercise. looks like horrible weather but it may have been good for running?

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  15. This sure looks a great place to be. I like that center of ceiling.

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  16. Too bad the weather was so bad. Did you stay in a yurt?

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  17. Great shots ~ love the Yurts ~ thanks for coming by ~ love having you ~ carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  18. Love the fog photo... nothing like time well spent in a yurt. I've meditated many a morning in yurts over the years:-)

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  19. So love the mystery of the foggy scenes. Just lovely - even if not so good for sight seeing. This looks like a fascinating place.

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  20. wow, what an interesting place. Lots of details to check out.

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  21. The main yurt is a neat looking structure.

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  22. Thank you for taking us along on this great outing. Nicely done.

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  23. It may have all been wet, but what a place! Love that yurt! It may well have been a kiln, but I'd like to think that thing was a wood fired pizza oven. My hat is off to Bud for the half marathon. Once again, fantastic photos of an amazing place.

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  24. Oh, it's the grey time of year in your part of the world! I remember it well, from my days in the hills of eastern Kentucky.

    Bougainvillea Fence

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  25. such a shame the weather did not cooperate for the run. Looks like a gorgeous place to visit. Love the Yurts!

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  26. I never knew we had places called yurts in the US. I thought they were all overseas.

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  27. Too bad about the weather but hoping he ran well. I'm hoping to do a 30 k tomorrow.

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  28. Beautiful facility and grounds, even in the rain!

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  29. What a shame about the weather. You came back with a fine series of photos though.

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  30. The weather was bad but you have token a wonderful serie of photos!

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  31. I guess it's my first time to see any yurt. Unfortunately the weather wasn't supporting.
    Enjoying your shots, Gennie.
    Thanks for sharing and dropping by :)

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  32. Great series of shots! I love the fog scene - so peaceful. Great b&w shot, too!

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