21 Oct '16, 10am
The Ultra Stage Race Subculture
After each day the Trilogy runners gathered in the spacious yurt that serves as the race headquarters for delicious food, hot coffee, cold beer, and wonderful camaraderie. The vibe each afternoon and evening was positively vibrant and the atmosphere was warm and peaceful. Additionally, and quite obviously welcomed by many, was the fact that the Mountain Institute’s location high in the West Virginia Appalachians meant that cellphone service was non-existent and all of the runners, therefore, whiled away their days talking to one another, enjoyed reading or listening to music, or just taking in the tranquil scene before them. For me, it was the most relaxed I had been in quite some time.