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Cold to the touch
Burns the skin
Blinds the eyes

Chill in the air
Logs on the fire
Cocoa on the stove

Soft mounds on the mountain
Boards break through
Freshies in the face

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.