Running (Trail) 3:30:00  15.0 km (14:00 / km) +1100m 10:15 / km
shoes: Salomon Propulse 2nd pair
Mt St Piran and Big Beehive with Carbon, Emily and Ruchel.
On the way up Mt St Piran, we ran into a group from Rocky Mountain Adaptive and Worley Parsons who were bringing a paraplegic girl up the mountain on a TrailRider, an agile one-wheeled chair with handles and tow rope/harness like a dog sled that can get people out on rugged trails. As we passed them, they explained how it worked and asked if we wanted to give it a try. We were curious and felt like putting our energy to a good purpose, so we harnessed up and pulled while they gave us some directions. It felt quite simple and enjoyable even though they kept checking to see if we needed to trade off. We said we were fine to keep going and were having fun with it, as long as we weren't denying anyone else the chance to pull if they wanted. They said to keep going if we wanted, until they finally took over for the final switchbacks to the top of the saddle. Really enjoyable, it was fun to be part of the team. The girl was totally cool through it all and was having fun with everyone. She rides a sit-ski in winter and I think some of our crew have seen her in a video in the terrain park.
Then we headed to Lake Agnes, around the back and up to Big Beehive. Then a fun run down from Big Beehive but I caught my toe on a little root, did a flying dive and roll, avoided getting hurt but ripped my favourite Salomon tights. Still such a great day and we hit the sushi train on the way home. Apparently there is a good one in Canmore that we have to check out.
Interesting to come down the trail that we helped pull the girl up, and now notice all the narrow or rocky spots where we had to do special maneuvers for the TrailRider chair. It felt like we were looking at the trail with different eyes now, and you marveled at everything our bodies can do. Life is incredible. A beautiful day, great people, great experience. They were thanking us, but really we were thanking them.