Trail Run: Mirror Lake, Yosemite Valley

After spending the last two months recovering from a calf injury, I jumped back into trail running Saturday with an awesome trail run in Yosemite Valley. It was the perfect run to get me back on the trail, and it felt amazing. I was afraid to try anything too hilly, so I chose the section of the North Valley Trail between Yosemite Village and Mirror Lake, which is about five miles out and back. It’s a relatively quiet section of the park (I only saw three other people on the trail), rolling through the forest with occasional stunning views of Yosemite Valley. Heaven!

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  1. I’m not a runner, but I think with that beauty I might be inspired enough to move! 🙂

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    1. I just kept going, wondering what amazing view would be around the next corner. At Mirror Lake, I found my guys, who’d ridden their bikes there. 🙂

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  2. Jane Lurie says:

    Rave run! How cool…I am always so busy shooting or hiking there– I really need to do a run!

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    1. Same here! This was my first time running in Yosemite. I had an hour to get out while my husband went for a bike ride with our son. The run was perfect!

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  3. Melanee says:

    Looks like you had a beautiful run…

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    1. It was such a beautiful morning. 🙂

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  4. nicb1rd says:

    Wow. I wish that I had views like this where I run. Incredible!

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    1. Me, too! But at least I could enjoy the views for this one run. 🙂

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  5. I bet you were just itching go back out. Two months is a pretty long time to be away from something you enjoy.

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    1. I was! It’s been two months without running (except a couple outings for very short distances). It’s been even longer since I’ve been on a trail run. 🙂

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  6. What a beautiful place to go running!! Good that you feel well enough to get back into running!

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    1. It felt wonderful!! And it couldn’t have been in a prettier place. 🙂

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