Friday, March 13, 2009

Flooding on Race Course

Parts of the Clinton Lake north fork trail are under a couple inches of water as of 2 days ago. Plus, with all the rain and wind, a few trees have fallen across the trail. The river is really high going into the lake, but at least it hasn't topped the bridge at the canoe access lot. Last year, the river took out a few wood planks on that bridge and it wasn't repaired for months! We have a great support crew for the trail (including a retired DNR employee--thanks Mike!) so with 2 weeks to the race, we should be fine. It would be nice to have dry weather. I'm off to Kentucky today for the Land Between the Lakes 60K race tomorrow. I'll try to have another trail condition update soon.

4 comments:

Jerry Davison said...

Good luck this weekend and thanks again for showing me the trail last weekend.
Jerry

Chris said...

Jerry,
It was great running with you at Clinton. Now you know what lies ahead of you in just 2 short weeks. And then a 50 miler in another 2 weeks! You are quite the ultra runner. -Chris

G said...

I ran a lap this morning and the waters have receded.

Chris said...

Thanks for the course update. I've been told by a couple other people too that the course is now in OK shape--water is gone (and there are only a few serious muddy spots). I think a couple small wood bridges need tending, but otherwise things are looking up!