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Carl Touchstone Memorial Mississippi 50 Trail Race – 2017 Report

 

Mississippi 50 Trail Run

Carl Touchstone Memorial Mississippi 50 Trail Run Photo from race website

The Carl Touchstone Memorial Mississippi 50 Trail Run was this past weekend, March 4th 2017.  The race itself has three distances – 20k, 50k, and 50 miles.  I have not ran an ultra since I moved to New Orleans, and I figured it was time to break that streak.  I ran the 50k distance and finished in 6:08:31 and 31/95 runners at this distance.  Read on for my thoughts on this cool race and finally getting into the southern running community.

Tuxachanie Trail De Soto National Forest Mississippi

Tuxachanie Trail

POW Lake

I recently moved to New Orleans from Alaska and I have taken to exploring the outdoor offerings found in the South Eastern United States.  For the Columbus Weekend Holiday in October of 2016 I decided to explore the Tuxachanie Trail in the De Soto National Forest with my daughter.  The Tuxachanie Trail runs from highway 49 to P.O.W. Lake for a total distance of 12 miles one way.  For my trip, we camped at Airey Lake about 5 miles down the trail from Highway 49 on the first night and backpacked 7 miles or so to P.O.W. Lake for an overnight before retracing our steps to Airey Lake.  Read my full review on the trail here.

2017 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show update 2

FA Design Hard Shell

FA Design Hard Shell

Check out my final thoughts from the 2017 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show.  Lots of great gear from GSI Outdoors, SOL, Adventure Medical Kits, High Sierra, FA design and Serius.

Winter 2017 Outdoor Retailer Day 2 update

New Primaloft Insulation

New Primaloft Insulation

Day 2 at the 2017 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show was another busy one.  I highlight some of the trends and products I saw at the show.  Check out part one of my update.

 

Winter 2017 Outdoor Retailer Show Day 1

Phunkshun gear

Phunkshun gear

Day 1 of the Winter 2017 Outdoor Retailer Show kicked off with a bang with a rush of media, retailers, and buyers all interested in the newest trends in the outdoor industry.  Check out my thoughts on the new gear at the show.

Outdoor Retailer Winter 2017 All Mountain Demo Day

Winter OR 2017 All Mountain Demo Day

Winter OR 2017 All Mountain Demo Day

I had a great time at Solitude Ski Resort outside of Utah playing with the latest in snowshoes, skis, and winter gear.  Check out my thoughts here.