Friday, August 25, 2006

Me & Kevin. I met Kevin on the JMT, he's an ultrarunner from L.A. We spent
a day and a night together. I had so much fun with him. He bailed on me at the Vermilion resort juntion.
:(
I met so many cool people on the trail this year.
People ask me all the time arn't you afraid out there alone? NO! I feel so much safer out in the Wilderness than I do in the city.
Even when hanging out with complete
strangers. People on the trail have a trust and respect for each other. I only get good vibes from every person I have met in the Sierras.
Catra
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7 comments:

squirrel_nutz said...

Hello Catra-

Your story is an amazing one, here's an anecdote...I was the TA for Coach Bufkin's PE classes in '1980-82 and could not get you to run a SINGLE lap around the old Eggers field track. ;-)

I was a few minutes behind you on the way up MP yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.

I enjoy reading about your adventures.

See ya around.

Catra said...

Hey Squirrel-
LOL your right! I hated running. Who would of ever thought I would become an Ultrarunner??? No me.

I couldn't even run 1 lap around the track back then.

You were behind me yesterday?? I ran to Sunol and back 20 miles.

Catra said...

Hey SN-

How do you remember me?? I didn't go by Catra in High School.

I'm glad you enjoy reading about my adventures.

Catra

squirrel_nutz said...

Hello again Catra-

I knew both your father & brother a bit from youth soccer, then later I was a Noah's salted bagel addict for a time. ;-)

You were just getting rolling Thursday as I pulled into the parking lot. I just do 1min/1min run/hike intervals up MP as fast as I can (to the outhouse), been doing so for several years from the OC trailhead, this is the first summer I've tried from Stanford...it's much more challenging. Then I just scramble back down. Anyways I was a couple switchbacks behind when you took off on the Meadow.

See ya around.

Catra said...

Hey SN-

WOW you even knew my Dad and my brother Jay?

Make sure to say hi to me when you see me again.

Yes the Stanford side is a lot more challenging that's why I love it!

Do you ever hike in Sunol?? It's beautiful there.

I'm runnning out of Sunol tomorrow with my running friends.
Have an awesome day.

Cheers,
Catra

Siegfried said...

Hi Catra,

I had a great time too. You were one of those people I just felt an instant connection with. We had a lot in common. I could feel your energy. It wasn't an easy decision for me to turn at VVR. Good luck with your upcoming 100's and please give Rocky a hug for me ;)

And thank you for just being.....you.

squirrel_nutz said...

Catra-

I knew your brother as 'JJ' and remember your father always looked cool in his soccer ball hat. ;-)

I occasionally day hike and/or run Sunol, usually up Indian Joe Trail and then loop around by Little Yosemite. I also really like Big Basin in the Santa Cruz Mtns, and have gone there often.

See ya around.