Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Last Day of Winter

Old Man Winter is throwing himself quite the party here on the last full day of winter. Over a foot of snow is expected and school was cancelled. The right call, but selfishly, I'd rather be at work.

Despite getting the call that we'd have a snow day last night, I didn't manage to sleep in. Woke up at 4:30am, sipped espresso and did some work for my creative writing class. Shortly after the sun came up, I was out the door.

Timing was perfect, as a fresh coat of around three inches of snow covered up the bare/thin spots and the trails were great. Did a hilly out and back, spotting a large barred owl on the return which was really neat to see.

Bring on spring.

Snowshoed 5.3 miles @ 11:09/mile pace.
Trails, coated with 3-4" of unbroken snow.
Very hilly.
Upper 20s, overcast, moderate snowfall throughout.
Dion 121 snowshoes, Nike Waffle Racer VIII, long tights, windbreaker, short sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves.

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