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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

You never know what you'll get in the Rockies!

Saturday morning, we woke to snow and temperatures hovering around 10 degrees, with a wind chill subzero.  It was snowing lightly, as it would all day long, so we decided against more sane judgment to head out for a run at Ute Valley. 
 Kathleen runs up from the arch
 Quiet forest
 Top entrance to Ute Valley
 Peaceful running
Heading out - looking over the west rim

We got our 10 miles in, then got back inside to stay warm the rest of the day.  Good run, but not hoping for many more at those temps!!
Now go back 1 week, and we had blue skies, 40 degree temps, and a great run in the Garden - weather jaackpot is looney around here lately!
 Say oooh, aaaah....
 Top of the ridge above Rampart Range Road
 Ridge Trail
 Kathleen on Rampart Range
Nothing like the Garden on a blue sky day!

Not bad for a 12 mile run in the middle of winter.  We will certainly take this over the recent alternative even though we desperately need the snow!  Just thought we'd throw up some quick pics so everyone knows we're alive!!!  Happpy Trails!


windowsbyjeff said...
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T Z said...

Love the sound and feel of running on snow. The cold weather--not so much. ALthough there's no such thing as "too cold", if you have the right clothes.

Laura@Run_Eat_Date said...

Awesome pictures! This weather is challenging but I do enjoy running in the snow. I just want my morning light to return...makes the cold more tolerable. Happy Running!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Nice runs! Nothing like running in the snow and under blue skies, too. Happy to see you've both been out having fun!

Terzah said...

I'm saying Ooh and Aah! Both of those runs look perfect to me, actually.

Christi said...

Me and the puppy were checking out the same area in GOG the other day and it was awesome! I can't wait to run there!

ajh said...

As always stunningly beautiful! Glad you are getting out there and enjoying it in spite of not always great temps! I think that snow run looks awesome!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

I'm sure you had the trails to yourselves with all of the cold and snow. Looks so pretty!

It's been a crazy winter. It's been a warm winter here for sure. I've enjoyed it.

Ace said...

Hmmm, today I'm using your blog as a weather report. My running temp was 101 degrees Fahrenheit...

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