The Donner Party Mountain Runners are in full summer running mode! Our very own Castle Peak 100k trail race is Saturday, August 24, 2019. This is Truckee’s premier ultrarunning event and it truly reinforces our mission to inspire runners of all abilities and experience levels. See our Castle Peak 100k website for location information and […]
DPMR Board President Helen Pelster shares her solo, self-support TRT experience!
After 36 hours on my feet, I awoke from a solid sleep to a honking horn. I was confused as I tried to understand the empty road between me and the traffic signal. I had fallen asleep while driving home from the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs (TRTER,) and I hadn’t even run the race. […]
Exhilarated, if tired, following my stunning solo desert trail adventure, I half-heartedly looked for the dirt road turnoff to camp for the night. Death Valley is one of the few National Parks that allows some limited “dispersed camping.” But before I knew it, I had driven past the unmarked road and was soon exiting Death […]
This is not just woo-woo stuff. I have specifically worked on improving my breathing mechanics for running this year and am already reaping the benefits! I’ve know for some years that my breathing is somehow backwards, making running more difficult than it should be and contributing to injuries. Most recently, my physical therapist (Scott Williams […]
The 2019 version of our beloved Racing Gnome Snowshoe Races was full of fresh snow fun on Sunday, February 3, 2019. That was before we were all so buried in the stuff that many are now “over it.” Ahhh, but just a few weeks ago we were relishing in the excitement of the first of […]
I felt the excitement of adventure as I snowshoed through the forest hidden in plain sight of Downtown Truckee. After brush-whacking across a creek, I started to see stakes with orange ribbons marked “TRL.” Truckee River Legacy (Trail,) I presume! I was scoping out the route of the future extension of the Legacy Trail, the paved […]
As we enter our 5th year (whoa!!) my focus as DPMR President is on longevity and succession planning for our club and programs. Our founding board members are progressively handing off the reigns, and this is a great time to capture new energy, but requires planning and training as well! First, a huge thank you […]
Max Jones, famous for The Flume Trail and his long-time stewardship of the Spooner XC ski area, once told me that three things are needed for successful winter recreation: plowed parking, packed snow, and winterized restrooms. As you can imagine, these things cost money. California SNO-PARK is one program that provides winter trail access for […]
Some clubs do pub runs. DPMR does pub marathons, at minimum. The 3rd Annual Pub run featured Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company from their Tahoe City location to a fun finish at the Truckee location. Almost all dirt trails! Here are a few shots from the festive finish by Helen Pelster.