BMT… it’s not just a sandwich at subway

Hey all,

I’m fresh off the Far West Farm Team trip to Sun Valley for the Boulder Mountain Tour. This was my first time doing the Boulder. I have to say that it lives up to its expectations as a really fun race. I won’t go as far to say that it is as good as The Great Race here in Tahoe, but it’s pretty good.

I saw so many TUNA people out on the trails, and it was fun to reunite with my friends from Utah.

I also wanted to take a minute to thank the Fereday family for hosting the Farmers and running race logistics. They did a top-notch job which was far above and beyond the call. I would have been more than happy with a spot on the floor for my sleeping bag, but they went out of their way to be superb and gracious hosts. I also wanted to thank Far West for their support on this trip. It wouldn’t have been possible for me to have made it to my first BMT without your generous support. It was a privilege to be out there representing FW.

For music, I was inspired to share a blues song with you. On this trip, there was a lot of guitar playing and blues music filling the house. It made me want to become a better musician. I just wish I had time to work, workout, and practice music. Maybe it’ll be a summer project to play more.


About Gus

My full name is Gustavo, though I go by Gus. I was a member of the UNR NCAA Ski Team from 2008-2010 and a founder of the UNR Winter Sports Club. I have been a Far West Farm Team member for 2 seasons so far and am looking forward to my third year. I’m working my way toward being a ski coach and english teacher, while still trying to be as fast as I can be. I love mountains and canyons and rivers. My favorite place to be outside of skiing is in the Grand Canyon, though I don’t get to go there as much as I’d like. I’ve started a collaborative project called #summitsunday this year. Check it out and join the movement at