Laramie is so far off the beaten track that we don't even get jets flying overhead. Well, not many, anyway.
But it does happen on occasion that someone's phone gives them the wrong directions to, say, San Francisco, and they somehow end up in Laramie.
And today was one of those days the rare visitor did stop by--Linus Bohman, an orienteer for Malung. A testament to how far and wide word of the legendary Laramie maps have spread? Well, perhaps not.
At any rate, Linus, who is traveling around parts of the country with friends was in Fort Collins for several days, and came up to run on a map. So I drew up courses for him at Pelican Bay and Remarkable Flats and let him make his choice.
I had warned him that the weather could be anything, including weather than could verge on being miserably cold and windy, and he said no problem, he lives in the mountains (Idre) and was used to such things. As it happened, Laramie was completely socked in with fog this morning and 27F, but up top we were above the fog and it was sunny with some breeze when we met up.
I showed Linus the maps and let him make his choice, and it seemed to me he made the calculation there would be less breeze in the trees. At any rate, he chose Pelican Bay, and, after running and meeting back up at our vehicles, we went across the street and ran another half hour or so at Remarkable Flats--by which time it was a good bit warmer.
It was fun meeting Linus and talking a little orienteering and such. And of course any day when you're out running in the woods and there is another runner out there somewhere in the same woods is a pretty good day.