Words by Alta athlete, Brody Leven.
Fresh off Denali, I am trying to choose trail runs that are the lushest and most representative of the Wasatch that I love. Yesterday, I started at Albion Basin, went up to Catherine’s Pass, over to Sunset Pass atop Rocky Point, across Catherine’s to the top of Supreme, down to the top of Cecret, and then back up, across, around, over, and down. In the Albion Basin meadow–which I always love due to my encounter last year with a mom, dad, and baby moose–I mobbed around a corner only to SLAM on the brakes and slowly back up. Right there, 20 feet off the downhill side of the traversing trail, was an enormous bull moose. He looked at me, smiled, and kept eating. From a distance, I enjoyed watching him enjoy his dinner, completely indifferent to my presence or my need to run by him. He finally moseyed a bit further from the trail, and I walked past him until I felt safe to continue running. In the next mile, I saw four peaceful deer and a large female moose. Alta welcomed me back to Utah quite nicely.
While he’s currently in Utah, Brody usually doesn’t stay in one place for too long. Since Alta’s ski season ended, he’s skied and journeyed in Montana, California, Nevada, Iceland, Germany, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Alaska. Keep tabs on his adventures by giving him a follow:
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