I decided it would be nice to take some pictures and a few videos to share what longer runs in the higher mountains look like this time of year in Easter Oregon. It turned out to be a beautiful and exceptionally nice day, topping out at 50 degrees, which is somewhat rare this time of year.
Now for the pictures:
Just starting out up the road (road lasted only about .3 mi) Approx. 4000 ft Elevation
1st 3 mi. had heavy snowmobile traffic which makes the running relatively normal...this would change :).
Getting close to halfway, mileage-wise (approx 5,000 ft elevation)
My running buddies: Jack (black, boarder collie) and Jr. (white, Papillon mix). Both put in an impressive 27 miles this week, with Jr. putting in 21 miles in two days over the weekend.
My go to shoes this winter: Inov-8 X-Talon 190. The large lugs really help give some added confidence on the crusty snow/ice mix. Great shoes!
X-Talon prints next to puppy prints, still not punching through the snow yet.
At the top and happy to be out on such a nice day!
Take a look at the videos below:
This first one shows the snow conditions near the top (really the last mile or so of climbing). I must have had my hand over the mic, so the sound is all muffled and I didn't have it in landscape which looks much better when it is off my phone:
And this one has a clip from about 5,500 ft elevation and 5 miles in and one at the top 6,500 ft elevation and 6 miles:
Have a great week everyone. I encourage you to get outside in some way or another, the winter isn't so bad when you actually get out in it...now getting motivated to get out in the first place can be another story, but don't think about it, just go for it!