Sunday, February 23, 2014

Van Cortlandt under snow

Blue bridge by TheTurducken
Blue bridge, a photo by TheTurducken on Flickr.
Our polar vortex is taking a break this weekend with highs in the 50s, so I decided to go up to Van Cortlandt Park for a little hike. However, there was a lot more snow on the ground than I expected. In hindsight, I should have expected this; just because the shoveled sidewalks are melted out doesn't mean the trails are.

A trail around the athletic fields was (mostly) clear; about half of it was still covered in slush or even ice. I couldn't head into the dirt woods like I planned at all, not without snowshoes. There was also a trail clear between the pool and the football field over to the east side and the Putnam Trail. You can see it here; that's the Putnam going over the bridge.

While the Putnam Trail wasn't cleared, quite a few people had walked on it. This just meant that instead of postholing, one could walk like one would on loose sand. Great ankle workout, not so good for speed.

Not a high mileage day, but quite pretty out.

P.S. Yes, still raising money for

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