Night running is fun & challenging. Especially on a Friday evening after working all day & week. I have made previous post about Friday evening being my least favorite time to run. It just seems like my natural time to wind down and rest for a long run/race on Saturday or Sunday. On the flip side, it presents the perfect time to push your body & mind when you are tired. A great training tool & simulation of running the night portion of a 100 miler. Running thirty miles from Whitewater Falls to Oconee State Park provided this great opportunity.
I think we ended up beginning the run from the gravel parking lot at Whitewater Falls around 7:15 PM. Seven of us headed west towards our destination at Oconee State Park. The group consisted of Dan, Charles, Dave, Chad, Sam, Psyche, and myself.
The first few miles went up from Whitewater. I'm guessing that we probably climbed about 1,000 feet. There were several stunning overlooks back towards lake Jocassee and the surrounding mountains.