Monday, November 9, 2009
Current Trail Conditions
Right now the Clinton Lake northfork trail (that's the race course!) is in very good shape. Lots of leaves covering the trail, but it's dry and most debris (fallen trees, branches, briars, etc) is off the trail. It takes a bit more focus to run when the trail is covered with leaves, but it is easy to see the white flashes on the trees that mark the course. In the spirit of keeping people up-to-date on trail conditions, I have added a new component to this blog..."Trail Condition" on the top left of the blog. I'll update current trail conditions when I run the course (or have trusted friends run it). It'll be a quick rating with color code and date. Green is good, red is bad, yellow/orange is okay. Current conditions are...very good. Be forewarned that conditions can change quickly. I'm stating the condition based on the date cited. Heavy rain or high winds can bring flooding and downed trees in just a few hours. Ice storms can topple tons of trees. It's not a foolproof rating...but it is better than nothing. Usually trail conditions change slowly over time and thus a rating like this can be a nice guide. Hope it helps.