This weekend I was able to spend a few hours out shooting the Ontario Summit Trail Races, which seemed to be both a great challenge to all participants and a landscape showcase for the upstate New York trail system. Both of these things combined, in my opinion, to be a very successful inaugural event for the boys over at Goose Adventure Racing.
One of the things I enjoy the most about shooting these types of events is the solitude that it provides. When a marathon or half marathon covers the type of terrain the Ontario County Park trail system does, the field naturally becomes fragmented. During the lulls I am able to simply remain silent within the woods and I recharge. In these times I am reminded of John Muir.
"The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness."