|This section of trail is only snowmobile-packed.|
The rest of it is in much better shape, but likely
will not hold up long without a bit more snow and
warmer temps on the horizon. Like my new
"Buff headwear"? It was awesome! I'm a fan.
Indeed, a lot of people thought similarly today~ it was the most "crowded" I've seen my favorite trails in a long time. The last few weeks I saw just a handful of people in the period of a couple of hours. Now, today, I saw nearly two dozen people (and their dogs!) enjoying the groomed track.
Due to the thin snow conditions, the track is a bit narrow and a bit rutted in places. But that didn't stop a couple of guys from feeling like it was their own personal race track. Kind of funny~ as I was easily moseying up the big long hill I could hear a guy grunting and working behind me to catch up and attempt to pass. The dogs stayed well out of his way and I wasn't worried about them tripping, when suddenly he struck my pole with his pole which threw his balance off just enough that he did a half-spin and landed, spread-eagle on his face in the snow.
|It's true ~ three out of three dogs agree, |
Round Valley rocks. Any time, any season.
I kept skating up the hill and when I heard him coming the second time, I slowed down and rounded up the dogs so that he would have plenty of room to grunt his way past us without falling.
It was a gorgeous day up on the trails today, and I am so grateful for a change in activities! It was a long summer of running. I've logged nearly 1500 miles this year so far (just running miles) and my muscles are happy to do something just a little bit different. I chose the correct wax today too, which made gliding that much easier and more enjoyable. I can't wait to hit the loipe again! But I think I will skip it this weekend. With nice weather on the way (40s in Park City) there's bound to be even more people out taking advantage. The dogs and I will have to hit one of our secret places this weekend to avoid the crowds!