Leavenworth Training Weekend by the Numbers
Updated: Nov 5
Quest Race Team spent the weekend of July 15th and 16th in beautiful Leavenworth Washington. Leavenworth is known for its Bavarian themed town picturesquely situated in a gorgeous mountain valley. This is how the weekend played out by the numbers.
1 - Kind family opened up their home to let a bunch of vagrant adventure racers have a place to sleep, eat, and shower. We were living in the lap of luxury. Thanks Bedards.
34 - Miles trekked on Saturday.
4 - Dogs seen on the trail during our trek.
2 - Dogs being carried in backpacks by their owners
9,500 - Vertical feet covered trekking on Saturday.
8,000 - Snow Grass Mountain summit elevation. Highest elevation reached.
14 - Hours spent on the trail
5 - People were crazy enough to come along for this trip
19 - Other trail users were seen over the course of the entire day.
3 - Of those other trail users were walking back towards the trailhead carrying a guitar and what appeared to be a snare drum in a case, while wearing a tuxedo, at 7 am.
1 - Bear spotted. We spooked the poor guy and he took off down hill bashing through the brush like a bolt of lightning. I think he needed a hug.
10 - Gorgeous alpine lakes passed on our route.
1 - Pair of shoes had their last hike and ripped out. R.I.P. my friends. You have treated me well.
3 - Consecutive nights in a row that we ate Mexican food.
0 - Brautwurst were consumed over the weekend. (My Dad was so disappointed)
27 - Miles mt. biked on Sunday.
5,000 - Verticle feet of climbing, and more importantly of descent while mt. biking.
6 - Boyscouts that Aaron biked through like a slalom course.
2 - Times that Annie heard we have less than 1,000 feet of climbing left.
30 - Minutes between the first and second time Annie heard we only have 1,000 feet left to climb.
5 - Tacos were consumed by me alone for dinner on Sunday night.
1 - Burrito was also consumed by me for dinner on Sunday night. Don’t judge, it was a long day and I feel I earned it.
Countless - Views and good times were had by all.
Thanks for a great weekend Annie Hewlett, Dusty Caseria, Emily Caseria, Aaron Rinn, Scarlett Graham, and Mike Bedard.