Category : News

17 Feb 2018

On the Trail – Pain and Glory

Originally posted on Independence Run & Hike My feet are raw, really raw. Specifically my heals. I have hardened callus skin on most of my toes. Basically dried out blisters. I am sure I will lose two of the toe nails. My calf is tight, the right one. My left is much worse. My quads are literally peeling, sunburnt. My shoulders too. I’m driving eastbound. I was in this same spot a week ago, but westbound. I can see sections […]

14 Feb 2018

8 Dreamy Long Trails That Aren’t The Triple Crown

8 Dreamy Long Trails That Aren’t The Triple Crown   You’ve heard of the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trails. Now add one of these ambitious hikes to your bucket list. Have you through hiked the Hayduke Trail?  How about the Great Eastern Trail, the North Country Trail, or the Ice Age Trail? While this list includes some amazing trails, are you as surprised as I am that our wonderful Kokopelli Trail isn’t included? On the western slope of Colorado, the […]

11 Feb 2018

Desert RATS Bio 2018 – Thomas Mullins

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? Texas isn’t big enough to contain the adventures of Thomas Mullins! Let’s bring him up to the high desert for an adventure! Marital Status: Married 17 Years Number of Children: None (That’s Why I Have Money) Occupation:  Basic life support instructor. (Cprguydfw.com) Product development and testing for athletic apparel. Years running:  My whole life. Grew up on a remote ranch did lots of running and walking went broke […]

07 Feb 2018

Five Life-Changing Adventures to try in 2018

Five Life-Changing Adventures to try in 2018   Beyond organized races, at Gemini, we love to dive into wilderness adventures.  Did you know we offered guided services for a variety of Adventure Getaways?  From trail running to mountain biking to canyoneering, river rafting, and much more, we’d like to be your epic adventure in 2018!     In this article, our Moab Multi Sport Tour is mentioned as a Dream Trip – and we well agree!  Let us make your dream come true.   Set […]

04 Feb 2018

Desert RATS Bio 2018 – Sue Heineman

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? Hailing from our Nation’s Capital, will our returning female champion Sue Heineman bring her bassoon for the evening’s campfire? Marital Status: Married Occupation: Bassoonist (i.e. I play in a symphony orchestra) Years running: 3+ Years running ultras: 1+ Ultras I have done: PHUNT 50k, Greenbelt 50k, Bull Run Run 50 miler, Desert RATS. Favorite race and why: Definitely desert RATS because it’s in Utah! Best results in races: […]

31 Jan 2018

Why Are Improvements from Training Different Among Athletes?

Why Are Improvements from Training Different Among Athletes? Have you ever heard the expression, “We’re all an experiment of one?”  Especially in trail and ultra running, we each respond differently to training, food, drink, weather, and distance.  In this article, Olympian Craig Pickering brings some interesting data to this axiom. At Gemini Adventures, our goal is to make the race personal to YOU, meeting you where you’re at with what you need. “If you’ve ever trained a group of athletes, you’ve probably […]

28 Jan 2018

Desert RATS Bio 2018 – Jeff Knakal

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? Jeff Knakal is coming down from the humid Pacific Northwest. His training secret? Parking his car in the sun and driving with the windows up and heat on! Marital Status: Married (to Desert RAT Theresa) Number of Children: 2 (Both out of college) Occupation: Boeing Engineer Years running: Since the Nixon Administration Years running ultras: 8 Ultras I have done: Many Rainshadow Running and Northwest Trail Running Races, […]

26 Jan 2018

January – Letter from Reid

January Letter from Reid | Adventurers,     Welcome to 2018! Time for New Year’s resolutions? I believe if you live your life right, you don’t have to make resolutions.  BUT – now is a time to plan the year to come. Family river trips, adventure weekends and races – planning them is almost as much fun as doing them.     I’m not sure what this year will bring; I’m still recovering from a broken leg. While I’m walking pretty […]

24 Jan 2018

Multi-Day Adventure Prep

Multi-Day Adventure Prep While the venues may change, the heart of stage races remains constant. From the deserts of the Kokopelli Trail to the alpine of the Himalayas, what gear do you consider essential for multi-day adventures? Eric Schranz of UltraRunnerPodcast shared his preparation for the Himalayan 100 Stage Race. Read the full article. What Worked and What I Forgot For My First International Stage Race Main travel bag: The Beast Gear Hauler by Orange Mud ($100) This sucker is […]

21 Jan 2018

Desert RATS Bio 2018 – Sheryl Collmer

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year? Sheryl Collmer hails from Plano, TX and hopes to bring her experience as staff from the Trans-Pecos desert stage race to the Kokopelli as a runner this year! Marital Status: Single Number of Children: 0 Occupation: Writer / Speaker / Accountant Years running: 20 Years running ultras: 9 Ultras I have done: JFK50, American River, Run on the Sly, North Face Endurance, Kansas Ultra Festival, various Pacific Coast […]