Saturday, May 4, 2013


I've been running. On trails. Alot.  Hence, not much blogging.

These pics are from the last couple of runs:

It is quite amazing to me, I've run this trail a bunch, and I've never noticed the daffodils in this clearing, until this year.

I had spotted the blocks (pictures below) from the other side of the inlet, and I was intent on finding my way there. Sure enough, this old clearing wasn't more than 20 feet from the trail.  This old piece of equipment was left there.  I have no idea what it was.  Old farming equipment??

This is the blocks I spotted from across the way.  As I climbed over, I spotted the fire ring, and was first a little afraid I had blundered into someone's meth lab.

But I didn't spot anything dangerous.  Someone has scavenged old bouys and some wood to make themselves either a little fort or somewhere to rest and relax.

These pics below are from Thurday run. I ran on the white bridle trail.  The derecho storm from last summer really decimated this trail.  Last summer, I had ventured down it, about a half mile and quit after climbing under and over and around trees.  The park workers really had a big job with the amount of tree clearing that they did.

This is a little cemetery right on the trail.

 A very nice day next to the water.  The bridle trail was in pretty good shape, not much shoe sucking mud.
Speaking of shoes, I've got five pair sitting on the porch right now:

 I will probably wear the La Sportiva Ultra Raptors for MMT.  The regular "Raptor" already has a rip across the right foot.  I am planning on sewing up the rip. I really don't plan on swapping shoes, but I will have a spare pair with me, if needed.

Other activity in the woods: I dug ramps.  Then I cleaned ramps.  Actually that was pretty easy. Dunk them in water, then dunk them in second container of water, that pretty much gets all the dirt off. Then cut off all the long root tendril things.

Today-Friday-more of the same. Go run-five miles-dig more ramps.  Hit up Amish Greenhouse and look at hanging baskets.  Repot pepper plants. Plant more ramps around estate.  Work on various web sites.  I've got a draft blog post at my MMT training, so I need to reread it and see if it makes any sense.

Have a great day!


  1. So jealous of your ramps! I always have my eyes open, but there just aren't any down this way.

  2. I have no idea what ramps are. Must google...


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