We only had time for a short outing Wednesday morning.
The plan was for a quick 6 mile run. The reality was a trail breaking 4 mile trot.
We started on the recently plowed road to the Indiana Creek trails, seeing that we could run in the plow tracks. An easy warmup leg to the outing:
|Jogging in the freshly plowed road. If you are on the road right after the plow (and it is not|
warm or sunny), then the plow typically leaves enough snowpack to glide along nicely.
After about 1/2 a mile, we transitioned from the plow track and the main Indiana Creek Trail. The snow was untouched and we began an aerobic trail breaking trot.
|Beginning of the Indiana Creek Trail and breaking trail in about 8 inches of powder.|
Further we went, the deeper it got:
|Plowing through about 12 inches at this point - wheeee!|
At our deepest point, we encountered fresh moose tracks to give Max & Zorro a little "moose juice" to power through the snow.
|"Fresh Moose Tracks!!!! Need to investigate!" state the snow plower pair veering right to|
inspect the fresh moose tracks. Note we are in about 18-24 inches of snow at this point!
|"Moose went this direction, we should too!" say my head dunking partners.|
Only time for a short outing today, but we used 8-24 inches of trail breaking snow to get some serious exercise out of the event: 4 miles with 500 feet of elevation climbed.
2014/2015 Season to Date: 25 days on the trails covering 194.5 miles with 21,750 feet of elevation climbed.