I vaguely remember telling Patrick G back in November that I wasn't sure how I was going to maintain my trail running once the snow hit. Well, the snow has hit and I'm still runnin' trails. Yes, it certainly is not ideal conditions, but man is it fun!
This morning I met up with Jim P, Jaime Y, and Scott J for a trek from the Sharptail Ridge trailhead over to Roxborough SP. We hit up the Powerline-Carpenter Peak loop before heading back.
From the first step to the last, we were on snow. The depths ranged from 1 inch to 1 foot. There was plenty of slipping and sliding, but overall it was a tough workout and beautiful run in the hills (especially once we got to some nice, forested singletrack on the Powerline and Carpenter Peak trails). Descending from CP was fast and fun. Jaime wins the award for the best wipeout (although it was not witnessed by anyone).
The boys working the ascent towards Powerline.
Posing on the summit of CP.
About halfway down the CP trail.
Wearing my new Microspikes helped me plow through this snow.
Towards the bottom of the CP trail. I tried catching up to those fast guys to take a pic of them running, but this was the best I could do.
Love these rocks with snow on 'em.