Early Season Trailrunning

The last weekend of March and early April can typically be a crapshoot as far as weather in our neck of the woods. “Am I Winter…should I be Spring…no, I think I’ll stay Winter!” Fuhgeddaboudit!!

On March 28, I had a few hours on my own in Rothrock State Forest for a mixed trail run…”mixed” meaning at some points the trails were completely packed with snow and ice and my Kahtoolas came in super handy, and the next minute the snow was gone, I’d stowe my cleats and enjoy lighter feet!

Then on April 6, my very good friend Jason Lang and I did a 20-miler in preparation for the upcoming Hyner Trail Challenge coming later in the month. After cranking out a classic “out and back” trip along the Ridgway Road…bumping into our good friend Brian Simpson who joined us for part of the return leg…we rehydrated and re-carbed (celebrated!) with a Dirtwolf…life is good!

 

Firetower in Rothrock State Park

 

Spruce Gap Trail

 

Near Galbraith Gap

 

Topping Out on Bald Knob (Pun Not Intended)

 

Bald Knob Panorama

 

And Then It Was Clear

 

Spring At Its Finest

 

Two Old Chums Enjoying A Celebratory Brewsky

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