It seems that the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum is no more. But all the stuff is for sale. Among the items on the auction block are movie posters like those in the snack bar at the Skyline Ranch Resort. In yet another connection to trail running, the museum used to be in Victorville, California (before it moved to Branson). Victorville is the biggest city near Wrightwood, the start of Angeles Crest. It was the place to stay if you wanted to "sleep low" before AC! Happy trails!
Mike Bailey and John Hayward were the top VHTRC finishers at the Skyline Challenge held near Gore, Virginia on July 10. The top female finisher was Regan Petrie. Gary Knipling and Pam Gowen won their age groups. Event Web site
Eva Pastalkova, Justine Morrison, and Ragan Petrie swept the top three places at the Highlands Sky 40 in West Virginia on June 19. Brian Schmidt finished second and Aaron Schwartzbard finished in a tie for fifth. Michele Harmon was first Masters female.
VHTRC members Matt Woods and Lyuda Anderson were the top man and woman at the North Face 50 Mile held on June 5 along the Potomac River between Great Falls and Algonkian Regional Park. On June 6, Heather Sshaffer, Matt's sister, won the half marathon. The results are linked from this page on the North Face site.
Last we looked, Karsten was still entered in MMT. So he tapered for it by setting a new course record at the Capon Valley 50km in West Virginia on May 8. There were several other VHTRC finishers. Results
Twenty-seven eager VHTRC workers participated in the club's annual work day on the trails of the Massanutten Mountains. We were helped by three certified sawyers from the PATC. Several trails were cleared and greatly improved. The new Brown Hollow trail is much better, and Gary and Q made improvements on Kerns Mountain. Carolyn and her crew renewed the blazes on the trail north of Woodstock Tower. Kerry Owens hosted volunteers after the work. All trail users, including those on May 15-16, will profit from our efforts Thanks to all!
Derrick Carr, one of the original members of the VHTRC, ran a good time on a tough course at the Zane Grey Highline Trail 50 mile in Arizona. Scott Mills, who reported this to us, noted this is "one of if not the toughest 50's in the country." Scotty said that Derrick got lost twice and still was 16th in a tough field. Susan Donnelly also finished. Results