Feb 20, 2011 at 6:37 pm #1269474
Very rare conditions for Altadena, CA.Feb 20, 2011 at 6:50 pm #1699317
@suttreeLocale: ON, CANADA
Very jealous – I loved the picture "Higher in Castle Canyon."
I need to get out of the city.Feb 20, 2011 at 6:50 pm #1699318
Craig, you are a terrible influence on all of us. I took a 35 mile "hike" last Sunday that ended up being 70% in snow. I was coming off of one of the higher mountains with about a foot of snow and I remembered a post you wrote on running in the snow. So off I went, flying down the trail expecting to completely wipe out. But it was an absolute blast. So I ended up doing a 22.6 mile trail run Saturday, no snow, and actually enjoyed it sooooo much more than road running. So I now have a new form of pain and punishment and I blame you!Feb 20, 2011 at 7:01 pm #1699322
Road running is bad for the soul.
Go rock it Greg!Feb 20, 2011 at 7:17 pm #1699325
What fun. What a way to wash the dust of daily life from your soul. Nice.Feb 20, 2011 at 9:24 pm #1699367
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
Perfect indeed, thanks for sharing- great elevation gain over that distance too! I wasn't as fortunate to have any fresh pow to run in this morning on my run, it's still February, but winter is for all intents and purposes over here.
I'm a desert rat, on the rare occasion when our local mountains get a dusting I do everything in my power to get a run in on the local trails before it melts, which often means work at 7, no lunch, running out of our maintenance shop in my shorty shorts by 4 for a run so I can be home by supper. Unlike you I have the decency to put a shirt on, for heaven's sake Craig! ;)Feb 20, 2011 at 9:26 pm #1699370
@rcowmanLocale: Canadian Rockies
i wish it wasn't -23C today for my run…Feb 20, 2011 at 9:45 pm #1699382
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
Does a run outside on the trail always beat a run inside on the mill under any weather conditions excluding a hurricane or natural disaster? I wonder.Feb 21, 2011 at 5:15 pm #1699700
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
Ouch! Other than the injury, nice trip.Feb 21, 2011 at 5:27 pm #1699707
"Does a run outside on the trail always beat a run inside…"
When I wimp out and opt for the inside, I always congratulate myself on how smart I am.
Anytime I opt for the outside under questionable circumstances I always say "Damn that was fun."
Yesterday, 11,000', 7°F, 30 mph gusting to 40. I only lasted 3 hours. "Damn…..
IMHO, any day outside is better than a good day inside.Feb 21, 2011 at 5:42 pm #1699711
@lopezLocale: San Gabriel Valley
I've been hitting the trails near Baldy 2 or 3 times a week lately trying to get what I can out of the snow. With this latest flurry, I feel like I've got alot of time now! Very exciting.
Sunday was killer, discovered a new perfect little trail right along a dark barren ridge dusted in powdered sugar, it was surreal. I know what you mean Craig, I wish it was like this every day.
Btw, if you saw a group of 4 or 5 mountain bikers up there on Sam Merril Sunday that might have been my brother and crew. He too showed up to my house Sunday afternoon with a big glowing smile, just like mine.
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