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Trail Running – Danimal 50k Race Report

Danimal 50k

Danimal 50k Finisher Medal

Fall is prime trail running time in the Southeastern United States.  The Danimal 50k takes place in Lake Charles, Louisiana and it is run on the rooty technical trails of Sam Houston Jones State Park.  This is my review of the race – let’s just say that I underestimated the course, but still was able to earn another finish! Race Report

Final Update – Injinji Compression Socks

Injinji Ultra Compression

Injinji Ultra Compression Socks – Clark Shelf, Juneau Alaska

I have put almost another 100 miles on the Injinji Ultra Compression socks while running 2 marathons and trail 50k.  The socks have remained comfortable both on short and long runs.  Meanwhile durability has been good with a few pulls in the socks, but nothing that hurt their performance at this point.  Read on for my final update.

Update SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers

SAXX

Quest 2.0 photo courtesy of SAXX

I have used the SAXX Quest 2.0 boxers hiking, running, and lounging over the past two months and they are awesome.  I have to say they have are some of the most comfortable and breathable underwear I have used.  Read on for my full update.

Gregory Paragon 68L – Initial thoughts

Gregory Paragon

Gregory Paragon 68L – Photo courtesy of the Gregory website

New for 2017 Gregory has introduced a lightweight pack series to their lineup.  The Paragon (Men’s) and Maven (Women’s) are fully featured packs that feature the new Aerolon suspension system.  I will be taking the Paragon 68 for a spin this fall as my daughter and I continue to search out new trails in the Southeastern United States.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Final Look Ultimate Direction Access 600 Running Belt

Ultimate Direction Access 600

Summit view from Little Si in North Bend WA

After 400 miles of running and hiking, the Ultimate Direction Access 600 has become an extension of me.  I don’t leave the house without it – I have run every distance from a two mile training run, a half marathon, even a 50k, and the Access 600 has performed well.  There is plenty of room for snacks, a phone and usually enough hydration to get me to the next aid station. Read on for my final thoughts on this handy running belt.

Final Update High Sierra Pathway 70L backpack

High Sierra

Starting out on my Black Creek Trail thru hike

I have used the High Sierra Pathway 70L on one additional backpacking trip, a 40 mile trip covering the length of the Black Creek Wilderness.  The pack has performed admirably and continues to remain fairly durable.  Read on for the rest of my thoughts.