Saturday was the first of our usual 3 annual trail work trips pre-Coyote Two Moon. Our goal was treadwork and brush clipping on Pratt Trail, and we had a great turnout. 14 people x 6-7 hours can get a lot done. Trail work is definitely not my favorite activity (it's hard!), but I feel strongly that as users of the trails, we have an obligation to help maintain them.
^ Chaparral is a pain. I was making the trail W-I-D-E !! ^
We are trying to get every C2M trail to look like this (haha), but I think it will take awhile...
On Sunday morning, 7 of us did Sisar/White Ledge to the top of Topa and back. Weather was gorgeous, with temps topping out at 82 degrees. (In December!) This is the same peak that was covered in snow 3 weeks earlier. In my quest to run up all the C2M trails to the Ridge Road, I am now down 4 trails, with 3 to go. Sisar/White Ledge was ~3500 feet of vert in ~6.5 miles, with another 1000 feet and 1.3 miles to the summit -- not easy after running 100 km. last weekend! I did stop to rest "a few" times and wasn't exactly banging out 7 minute miles, but I didn't walk any of it. What does this mean for race day? Absolutely nothing! :)