Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Snowblast Trail Run in Ann Arbor

Last night (2/27/13), Ann Arbor got pounded with 5-7 inches of wet, heavy, late winter season snow. It rained, it sleeted, and then it snowed, resulting in sagging trees, downed power lines, closed schools, and in general, a trenchant mess.

It also made for beautiful trail running. Beautiful, that is, for about an hour and a half, at which point my legs were shot, my face was tired of low branches scraping it, and my head was soaked from heavily falling clumps of snow.

I ran nearly 11 miles, and it took almost 2 hours, but it was one of the most difficult and rewarding trail runs I've ever had the pleasure of finishing.

Kuebler Langford Nature Area

Silver Huron River

White out in Bird Hills

Sagging pine across Bird Hills trail

Bird Hills pines standing tall

Almost a foot deep in Kuebler

Protect your face, stay low, keep running

Top of Hilltop in Kuebler

Ravine posts in Bird Hills

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