A short post today … before I start a much longer 2020 recap post.
Last week I snowshoed early on Wednesday, December 23rd … a beautiful sunny crisp morning …
While visiting the local mountains is always busy around this time of year, covid has made them even busier since everyone is being strongly encouraged to stay local … no travel out of your local area. I didn’t plan on snowshoeing again until last Monday … which was a much different day … busier and, while some fresh snow, very low visibility and ice in spots. I still had a good time but since my route is an out-and-back route I had to stop multiple times on the return trip due to uphill snowshoers … weather also wasn’t very good for photos …
Given how busy the mountain was on Monday, and the weather forecast for later in the week, I cancelled my reservations for today and Friday.
As expected the weather today was heavy rain/wind at sea level (where I live) and snow/wind on the mountain … with those conditions snowshoe trails are often closed due to snow instability and today they were … I made the right decision to not snowshoe.
So, this morning I decided to run instead … yes, it was very wet, cold and had a biting southeast wind at times but still “fun” … a Vancouver runner needs to be prepared to run in the rain at any time … which I have done many times before.
While not a “fast” run, today is still another step forward to 2021 Honolulu Marathon!