Run: Chautauqua - Mesa Trail
Distance: 6.60 miles
Weather: Cool and clear
Got out for a quick out-and-back on the Mesa Trail this afternoon. Ran from Chautauqua, up Bluebell to the Mesa Trail. Ran Mesa out about 35 minutes and did a few minutes of the Fern Canyon trail before turning around and returning the way I came. The trail was in pretty good shape, about 90 percent snow/ice free. There was a bit of mud here and there, but not too bad.
Speaking of mud, I am often surprised and always chagrined to see people walking around muddy trail sections and creating new social trails. I love single track singletrack. From my perspective, if a little water/mud is a problem, stick to the sidewalks...don't create wide, braided trails just to keep your shoes clean and socks dry.
Another gorgeous day. Tomorrow promises to be even warmer. Elevation gain today was 1,670 feet.