Sunday, November 23, 2014

23 and some change

Our first sun break

23 and some change was the subject of my email to Susan with our route for Saturday, but given how much the weather changed on Saturday I thought it was an appropriate title for this blog post too. The run started out overcast and as we ran down BPA Road we got into a fog cloud, which stuck with us all the way to the top of Springville. As we ran down Hardesty the sun started to peak in between the fog and the trees. Over the course of the rest of the run we got rain, full sun and more fog, the only thing missing to complete an Oregon winter was snow.


The start of the run at the top of BPA road
6 miles later at the top of Springville the fog had settled in


The route was as varied as the weather, we were never on one section of trail more than 5 miles. Lots of ups and down in between Wildwood and Leif Erickson but nothing too daunting. I love when we have routes where we don't spend a big stretch of it on Wildwood at one time, mentally it makes the longer distance runs go by quicker.



Susan on the "Maple Bridge"


The bridge at mile 10 on Wildwood that was replaced 2 years ago got destroyed again.


Route: 
top of bpa - ww (23.40) : .46
ww (22.5) - springville : 4.9
springville - gate : .33
gate - hardesty : .12
hardesty - leif : .55
leif - ridge : .52
ridge - ww : .34
ww (20.80 - 16.5) - fl5 : 4.3
fl5 - leif : .23
leif - maple : .15
maple - ww (13.5) : 3.07
ww - alder : 4.1 
alder  - leif : .84
leif - thurman : 1.42
thurman - aspen : .50
aspen - ww : .23
ww - birch : 1.13
birch - 53rd : .23
total : 23.42   

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