Still time to consider heading to the Thompson Falls area for the Naegeli Ranch Run next Saturday (July 24th). It's a benefit for the Thompson Falls and Plains Cross Country teams and will be held on the Naegeli Ranch west of Thompson Falls.
This is a true trail run. Jacob Naegeli has fashioned 3K and 8K courses righ throught the heart of the ranch. It has forested sections, meadows filled with wildflowers, several creek crossings (one without a bridge :-0 ), cow paths and game trails. The 8K has one tough, gnarly hill section. He basically took his hand mower and has carved out 5+ miles of pathways. It will be a course that you won't soon forget.
Check out http://www.runmt.com/ for more info on the run. Race time is 11:00, so plenty of time to head up to the race, get registered, run, check out the towns in the Clark Fork Valley and still make it home for a later supper.
Hope to see you there.
The Muddy Buzzard.