Sunday, February 3, 2008
It's a Clinton DNF
Well, the noon Sunday start at the Clinton trail had a precarious beginning. At 11:56am, I approached the turn into the canoe access parking lot and saw a big pick-up truck sliding backwards from the stop sign. It took him 3-4 tries before he could crest the little hill and make it onto the main road. As I patiently waited with my left turn signal on, I decided to change plans...right turn signal on, right turn onto clean road, and park on edge of road. I hiked across the road and saw the completely snow covered canoe access lot. With the bridge out, I likely would have come into the lot and never gotten back out! I started down the trail and turned around in less than a mile--the high and dense snow was too much for me. Worse than Lake Mingo yesterday. Maybe the other side would be better? I danced across the broken (and snow covered) bridge to the other trail entrance. Headed down and turned around after about 100 yards. This wasn't my day. Apparently the herd knew better than me...none showed (Gregg canceled earlier in the morning). After a few pictures I headed across the main road and got back to my car. Time to go home. I'm a little tired of DNFs. I think tomorrow will be a 3 mile run on the treadmill. I should be able to finish that...I think.