Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Coyote Las Vegas

After last year's Coyote Moab--and continuing with the theme of changing venues annually--Chris and I decided that the next "C4P" would be in Vegas.  About 25 of us came, ran, played, and partied this year.  The only bummer of the weekend was being unable to do Mt. Charleston due to the amount of snow--we opted for an extra day at Red Rocks instead.
Some highlights:

~ Thursday's sunset hike/run up Turtlehead Peak, elev. 6323 ft.  Almost made it down by closing time!

~ Friday's (11/11/11) run on the Bootleg Canyon trails in Boulder City.  Must have been the Vegas, good-intentions-out-the-window effect:  not one ultrarunner did more than 20 miles.  Indeed, this one turned out to be a more laid-back C4P in terms of mileage.

~ Seeing Barry Manilow (yes, Barry Manilow) at the Paris!  Among others, he "sang" (??--more likely lip synced) Daybreak, I Write the Songs, This One's For You, Mandy, and Copacabana.  Freaking awesome!

~ Mustaches.  What happens in Vegas...

~ Saturday's loop in stunningly colorful Red Rock Canyon, 20'ish miles for the "long" folks.

~ Riding in Karen and Pat's Mustang convertible rental with the top down and the heat on full blast.

~ Soaking and drinking in the Tuscany's hot tub.

~ An Elvis sighting.
~ Bowling at Gold Coast Casino.  This place was HUGE--70 lanes!  At around 10 p.m. they turned off the big lights and turned on the black lights and the hip hop'in DJ.  Cool.

~ Watching Chris B. and Allen get down.  Those two can DANCE.

~ The Sunday 6 a.m. group run down the Strip, led by "Elvis."  We even got a couple of drunks to run with us for a bit.
Fun times!  After a hot tub brainstorming session, plans are already in the works for next year's event.  Hmm...  where will it be???
(Photos 2, 4, 5 by Tetsuro O., #3 by Mike E.)
Many more photos by Tetsuro here, here, and here.
And Chad Brackelsberg's video...