We did the usual Cougar Mountain loop and it was SO beautiful out.
On the drive out it was raining and I was thinking great, nothing like mid 30s and wet. But one good thing about mid 30s and wet in Seattle is that it will be snowing just a few hundred feet higher and that's exactly what Cougar Mt is. YES. The mist in the parking lot turned to snow within about .5 miles and didn't turn back into rain until about 1.5 miles to go. At the high point we were running through about 3" of snow and it was awesome.
Not only is snow dryer, it reflects the light from your headlamp so it's MUCH easier to see where you are going. Fun, fun, fun.
The only bummer is I was super tired and tight but so was Edgardo. :) I got lost twice [You'd think I would know this route by now but no...] but found the trail again pretty quickly each time. If you look at my GPS file below you can see the biggest detour as the little out-and-back.
I'm really glad I got out of the house today, Running in the snow, when it's not covering a ton of mud, is a ton of fun. I so wished I had a camera with me today.
|bottle w/1 scoop HEED and 1 tablet Nuun
|Time of Day
|low 30s, light snow, some rain at the end
|Brooks Cascadia 7, hand-held bottle
|2XU Compression 3/4 Tights, Craft short sleeve undershirt, SmartWool long sleeve shirt, Patagonia gloves