Monday, March 02, 2009

Umstead Snow Day 3-2-09

It's not too often we get snow in NC in March so I was a little surprised that the forecasters were right this time. It had not been below freezing much lately so the ground was warm and we had gotten a lot of rain Saturday and Sunday so I didn't expect it to stick either. Well I had about 4 inches in my yard this morning but the roads were in pretty good shape. After work I went to William B. Umstead State Park, my favorite training area to take a hike in the snow. I had been wanting to take some pictures of the park with snow for a while but hadn't had the chance to get out there with snow still on the ground.

I decided to take the Pott's Branch trail, one of the shorter of the parks 25 miles of single-track because I knew it had some nice views of the creeks that flow through the park. Even though the ground was mostly covered in snow, the trail itself was clear. I suppose the heavy rain soaking the worn areas of the trail with no natural ground cover was the reason for the snow not sticking to the trail. I had a nice little walk. It was about 30F and the wind was calm so it was rather pleasant.

Here is a link to the photos I took.

1 comment:

Coach Spencer said...

Nice pictures! Looks like a good time.