Author Archive | Andrew Skurka

The SPOT Gen3 wins the weight and size award, with the ACR PLB just behind. The inReach units and satellite phones are comparable in weight and size.

Pros, cons, & my picks: PLB’s, satellite messengers, & phones

Beyond the reliable range of cell phones, there are three types of satellite communicators that can make or maintain contact with family, friends, and — God forbid — emergency response teams: Personal locator beacons (PLB) Satellite phones Satellite messengers In this post, I will detail each device, identify its pros and cons, and share my buying […]

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Planning an ambitious route in the Colorado high country after the end of September. Think again, or hope to be lucky. Noel in the Gore Range on October 12, 2014.

Motivations: My elk + deer season opens in 2 weeks

Two weeks from yesterday is the start of Colorado’s second rifle season, for which my hunting partner Noel and I both have cow elk and buck deer tags for GMU 29, which encompasses the southern Indian Peaks Wilderness and Boulder’s foothills. I recognize that hunting is not supported by some fraction of my readers, most of […]

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To create splits for a 20-hour finish, I added 13 percent to Rob Krar's times in last year's race.

Notes for next time: Pacing, gear, intakes, and crewing

That I’m already talking about a “next time” is a good indication that I was pleased with my Run Rabbit Run 100 performance and that my recovery has been relatively mild. I have no specific plans yet, but I think it’s apparent that I do relatively better in races that are longer and have more […]

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I’m racing 100 miles on Friday. Track me, live.

The starting pistol for the Run Rabbit Run 100 fires at noon on Friday. For the next 20 +/- hours I’ll be running and hiking through the mountains surrounding Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The course’s 40,000+ vertical feet of change won’t be easy, especially at elevations up to 10,500 feet. This is my first 100-mile race […]

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