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Ladies Fastpack: Red Castle--> Kings Peak Loop

Ethereal.
towards lower red castle lake

No other word can describe this hastily thrown together trip of four women fast-packing 47+ miles through the Uintas. This adventure included altitude, a 13er, 4 passes, 2 looooooong marshes, countless lakes.... and happy, happy girls who loved the experience despite the expected physical hardships of carrying a 15lb+ pack running/hiking/slogging at altitude for more than 20 hours.

view of one of the middle red castle lakes

our first view of red castle, after many hours with the pack, we were happy to take them off for a minute

This was one of those adventures with so many moments, memories, and fun that I have yet to mull over the stories and savor the memories.

I love this girl

the happiest I've ever been on a run. technical trail, sunset glowing off the rocks, and the promise of an icy swim at the end.
Some parts, like a solo early morning run back to red castle to watch the sunrise, were moments that have taken root in my soul. In such, I think I left a piece of me out there. We all did.
red castle at sunrise.

beautiful women, inside and out.

running free

Sometimes opportunities come, perhaps with people you've never met (this was my first time meeting the lovely Sarah M) and the ensuring adventures form a life-long memory.
Sarah

This, this was one of those adventures.


watching the last wisps on sunset on the lake

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  1. You are some amazing, awesome, strong women! Looks like an incredible time! Thanks for sharing!

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