Owen before the bike was shortened
We had a nice crew, with David, Linden, and Alex from CSU, and Jakin, Corbin, Corban, Erika, Adam, and Justin from Berkshire Nordic, plus three younger kids who skied with their coach Jacob. Beautiful weather and beautiful roads!
After the roll, we headed to Williamstown, first for a *very* cold dip in Hemlock Brook, and then for some ice cream. Victor didn't seem phased by the cold water, so clearly they grow them tougher in Russia. After relaxing over the ice cream, we strolled up Pine Cobble, for the view, and then ate dinner at the slowest mexican restaurant I've ever been to. Good thing nobody was hungry.
CSU past, present, and future
The group who made it up Pine Cobble. David and Natalie joined us for the hike on Sunday, but not the hike Saturday.
By the time we got to Notchview, it was late, and we all went straight to bed. Morning dawned with a constant rain. Half the group, led by Tod, headed to the western side of Greylock for a looooong hike, and the other half headed to the eastern side of Greylock, for the mountain race.
Owen did the 5k race, and ended up in third overall! The guys that beat him were both 14, and he's 11 (turning 12 on Monday, happy birthday Owen!), so that was pretty impressive. In the longer race, Alex B, Heiner, Ari, and Alex all braved a very wet and very hilly mix of Type I and Type II fun. There were no tears, and a good time was had by all. Jacob (Berkshire coach) won the overall race, and Alex J won the women's race, with Jakin taking the junior title, and Heiner winning his age class as well. We ended up skipping the ice cream in Adams, because we were all too cold and wet, but Ari and Alex J managed to find ice cream in NoHo, because you can't have a mountain race if you don't follow it with ice cream.
The next adventure weekend will be August 2-3, in Vermont. Don't miss it!