Run - Dirt1:12:48 13.0 km (5:36 / km) +130m5:20 / km ahr:134 max:153 weight:173.6lbs shoes: RocliteG 290v2 2020
Cold, wet & miserable out. Not a day conducive to field checking. So off for some shared misery with the Amigos. Since it was raining I skipped wearing glasses, not really needed for rail trail, right? Well a bit past 6 miles I managed to find something to fall over... went down hard on what is essentially coarse, wet sandpaper. Me thinks its going to be a stiff afternoon.
Fieldwork4:19:53 7.83 km (33:12 / km) +106m31:06 / km ahr:80 max:133 shoes: RocliteG 290v2 2020
Tried working on the steeper, rocky hillside covered in laurel. Foot objected. So worked an area just south of there. Slow going with lots of little laurel thickets - felt like I was walking in circles. But another chunk done...
Fieldwork4:47:37 15.22 km (18:54 / km) +300m17:12 / km ahr:88 max:125 shoes: RocliteG 290v2 2020
Mostly mapping various bits of trail system that were not on the current basemap - over 5500m of new trails added. A little bit of off-trail, but mostly trails. And looking for Bella, a pregnant sheep that has been missing in the area for the past couple days. A few sightings yesterday among the trail running crowd, but no success in getting her home yet.
Walking27:02 2.49 km (10:52 / km) +19m10:28 / km ahr:87 max:119 weight:175.2lbs shoes: RocliteG 290v2 2020
Foot getting ornery and watch chirping low battery. Didn't feet like trails back to the truck, so powerline to Birch Mountain Rd and back in misty rain.