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 FRESH DIRT

A First Look at Reopened Caballo Blanco Trail
Nonprofit and volunteers collaborate to restore historic route from Urique to Batopilas in Mexico's Copper Canyons

In a journal entry from the winter of 1995 during his first visit to Mexico’s Batopilas and Urique canyons, Micah True—better known as “Caballo Blanco” in Christopher McDougall’s book, Born to Run—wrote the following words: “The views of the Canyons were remarkable—like nothing I’ve ever seen—indescribable as the spirit fueled me on for six hours of running. As I ran higher, it got cooler with pine trees and the trail became real steep and rocky."

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05/03 Miwok 100K; Marin Headlands, CA
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05/04 Rucky Chucky Roundabout 50K & 50K Relay 50K; Foresthill, CA
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05/10 Quad Rock 50 25M, 50M; Fort Collins, CO
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05/16 Cruel Jewel 100M; Blueridge, GA
05/16 Thunder Rock 100 100M; Chattanooga, TN http://www.rockcreek.com/thunder-rock.rco

05/17 Black Mountain Monster 5K, 6H, 12H, 24H; Black Mountain, NC
05/17 El Chupacabra De Houston 5K, 10K; Houston, TX
05/17 Panther Creek Challenge 5K, 10M; Morristown, TN
05/17 Twisted Ankle 13.1M, 26.2M; Summerville, GA
05/17 Whispering Pines Trail Run 10M, 25K, 50K; Tyler, TX
05/18 XTERRA Oak Mountain Mud Runs 5K, 10K, 21K, 42K; Pelham, AL
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05/24 Azores Trail Run 48K; Horta, Portugal
05/24 Makarska-Vošac Mountain Race 8.6K; Makarska, Croatia
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