This has got to have been the LAST snow storm run of the first half of 2011! Conditions were lousy, but the vibe was great.
Distance: 8.01 miles
Weather: Blizzard and chilly
Late afternoon run on Beaver Brook trail from trailhead on Mt. Vernon Country Club land near Ralston Elementary School in Genessee. Started and ended with heavy, wet snow falling (these are the kind of conditions people who were glasses HATE).
Run starts with some double-track which leads to an access point for the Beaver Brook Trail. This section has some great views down into Clear Creek Canyon. Ran the Gudy Gaskill loop, which takes one around a small mountain (more big views down into the canyon). Once back on the Beaver Brook Trail, I headed east to add on a couple miles before looping back to the trailhead via some old service roads and a couple of unmarked, but well-trod social trails.
There are some impressive forests and meadows hidden away on this little used parcel of open space and conservation easement lands (thanks Mt. Vernon!).
Ran this one with Maya. Perfect running companion today...hung close, waiting when she got out of sight on twisty sections. Fun!