Trail Running with Croakies & Eric Orton
Recapping our Not Your Everyday Adventure in Jackson Hole
We’re still coming down from the runner's high of a weekend filled with adventure in Jackson Hole. As you may know, we awarded two people with the trip of a lifetime! The two lucky winners, Michael & Ligia Deaton, received an all expense trip to Jackson Hole — the birthplace of Croakies® where they joined famed running coach and subject of the book Born to Run, Eric Orton in exploring the local trails. The duo was also hooked up with gear from our partners at Skinny Skis, Suunto Watches, Smartwool, Native Eyewear and Trail Runner Magazine, relaxed at the Mountain Modern in downtown Jackson and took in the snow covered peaks of the Teton Range atop Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Check out some of the sights below and catch the full recap of this amazing trail running adventre in the video above!
Our winners, Michael and Ligia Deaton, with Born to Run coach, Eric Orton
Before heading into the mountains, we began our day at the local high school track working on our running foundation.
The weather was varied throughout the weekend - some evening snow but great running conditions during the day!
Clock is ticking.
In between morning warmups and tackling the trails, our winners took in the views at one of the most iconic scenic spots in Jackson — Mormon Row.
Eric leads Michael and Ligia for a run to the summit of Snow King Resort
On Day Two, we set our sights on Jackson Hole Mountain Resort — and Corbet Cabin's infamous waffles!
With Waffles consumed and some scenic views taken in (Cody Peak), we departed the top of Jackson Hole Mountain resort via their tram and wrapped up our awesome adventure!