By: randosteve|Posted on: August 15, 2009|Posted in: Races | 3 comments

First day out in the Crosslites…crushed!

Good times and a solid 3rd place finish (2:46) in the 25K at the El Vaquero Loco 50K/25K race today down in Afton, Wyoming.  The rugged course travels through the amazing Salt River Range, which though difficult to access in the winter, does hold some great skiing for those willing to pay the price.  A few flakes even fell on us while running through the high-country, reminding us that winter is on it’s way. The area is popular among the motor head and snowmobile crowd, which was evident by the memorial to a lost rider (I think in 2006) that we passed and the motorcycles we had to dodge towards the end.  Who took first?  Wray Landon…in 2:27, Luke Nelson won the 50K.

El vaquero Loco Race Profile
About 4700′ vert for the 25K.

Thanks to Ty, the race director, for helping me slide in last minute. It was great to see so many familiar faces at the event, even some from the early days of rando racing. I highly recommend this race for those that want to race a challenging course in some amazing country. Great vibe and BBQ too!!