With Spring trail races sneaking up on us it is time to get some miles in and work of the holiday pounds. Getting off road distance is not a challenge this time of year, getting any significant elevation can be though. I headed out with the Port Moody run clinic leaders today and we ran a favorite route of mine: up Eagle Ridge to Physiotherapy and Mossom Creek trails, down to Buntzen Lake and back. It offers about 20km of distance and almost 900 metres of vertical gain.
I figured that most of the December snow would have melted off and most of the trail would have been runnable. Nope. There was anywhere from 6-8″ of crusty snow that made the trail difficult to follow and difficult to walk on. The trails have also been hard hit by fallen and uprooted trees.