Is it really 4:15am? What am I doing up at this time of the morning on a Saturday? Oh yeah, Kilbourne Hole run. What is Kilbourne Hole you ask? It’s a shallow crater, or maar, on the east side of the Potrillo Volcano Field in Southern New Mexico
Dirty Girl Gaiters. It seems to be going right through the mesh of my breathable trail shoes. As long as I’m running it stays in the toe box, but as soon as I start walking the uphill sections it becomes very uncomfortable. How long will I be running on these sand dunes?
peridot quality olivine down in the crater.
Scott’s Oriole is flitting merrily in the creosote bush. I’m able to get my camera out and fire off a few shots. He soon takes flight into the safety of the crater.
Devil’s Post Pile in California which I will be visiting this summer.
More running and then I meet up with some hikers. “Did you run all the way around?” one asks. “Yes, I have one more loop to go.” I say. She looked a bit surprised and then congratulated me. I have completed about 7 or 8 miles and can feel a blister starting to form from all the sand in my shoes.
See you on the trail.