Team Dodgy meets again! Craig was in town so Neil, Dave, Craig and I met at the base of the Old Buck Trail in North Vancouver. The guys had big goals for the day that I wasn't sure I was ready for so we went our separate ways on the trail. We all had a great day out there, I did 2.5 hours of hills. Plenty of up and down with some great running sections.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Saturday Neil and I drove 24 km south of Whistler to the Garibaldi Lake trail head in Garabaldi Provincial Park. No dogs are allowed in the park so Fergus had a quiet day indoors. The first 6km of the trail is a gradual uphill climb through dense forest of Douglas Fir trees. We ran into snow at approximately 2km up the trail. Thankfully we had our Kathoolas in the pack and once we had them on our feet it made a big difference to provide us with some grip on the slippery snow. I had 1 pole for additional grip.
The weather here in the Vancouver area is unseasonally hot! 31 degrees C today! It's only mid April. That's really crazy. It hasn't been this hot in April since 1962. There are some early forest fires that have started in both BC and Alberta. Yikes!
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
This weekend we made the decision to say good bye to the snow and start running longer on the trails. It was such an awesome snow year (and still is). It is a fun time of year when you can ski/snowshoe up top on Mt. Seymour and run on the trails lower down.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Oh what spectacular skiing at Blackcomb and Whistler this weekend! This is on the top of Blackcomb Mountain looking over to Whistler range.