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First Snowyish Trail Run

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I recently decided to work harder at not being lazy and get 2 runs in each week. This week I waited until Friday to go on my first run and the weather was calling for snow. So where do i decide to go? Caribou Ranch of course. To get there I had to drive the Peak to Peak Highway which had snow in places. It took me an hour to make the drive, so by the time I got there the weather was starting to turn south.

The drive

Drive to the trailhead and it is sunny and snowing

A random snowy section on the drive

A random snowy section on the drive

I left the car and it was just cold. As I started running I felt a lot better than I expected, after my bike ride on Tuesday. I was suprised to see that the trail was mostly free of snow. After a mile it started to snow and the wind was picking up. I decided to turn around early because I was driving the car and if something happened I would likely be without cell service in a un-populated area. I got back to the car and the snow was picking up. I left the parking lot and headed toward Nederland (which is maybe 500 feet below Caribou Ranch), where it was not yet snowing.

Just before I decided to turn around on my run

Just before I decided to turn around on my run

Looking good

Looking good

The snow after my run

The snow after my run

Running in the cold was exhilerating. I really hope I can keep up the motivation to run through the winter. I am really looking forward to running while it is snowing, if the snow ever comes.

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