I knew the trails would be a mess, with the rising temperatures. I decided to hit a trail I have not been on in two years, the orange bridle trail loop. The park had "improved" the trail which meant taking a bulldozer to some of it. So it wasn't very runner friendly in the past.
Multiflora rose is extremely prolific and can form impenetrable thickets that exclude native plant species. This exotic rose readily invades open woodlands, forest edges, successional fields, savannas and prairies that have been subjected to land disturbance.
Try running through it. Or check out my picture from two years earlier:
Well, at least today I have long sleeves and tights on.
A pretty nice gift of the day with no wind, blue skies, and temperatures in the high forties! I will take that for February!