Jan. 31st Run Cancelled


This Saturday’s snowshoe run is CANCELLED. Enjoy our spring-like weather and trail conditions, as winter WILL be back—hopefully soon! Our February 7th run will be on snowshoes if enough new snow falls, a dirt trail run if not. So stay tuned next week for updates!


January 17th Run


This week we’ll be doing our snow dances on the Todd Lake Snowshoe Loop starting from the Mt. B Nordic Center. This is a *totally* different run from the other two times we’ve started from the Nordic Center, so don’t miss out!

Distance of the loop, with the short side-trip to Todd Lake is ~4.3 miles of rolling hills, big ol’ trees, and a couple gorgeous meadows. There is currently a ~1/2 mile flagged detour on the snowshoe loop to avoid unsafe or non-existent creek crossings due to the low snowpack. We will be taking this detour on Saturday, so if you know this SS loop, come experience something a little different. The detour takes us by the Watertower. Come see what I’m talking about. I ran this detour loop today (Wednesday) alone; it’s totally safe and quite enjoyable.

As always, please bring water and calories. With any luck, we’ll have a bit of new snow for our snow-dance journey!

As usual, gather at BackPorch Coffee in Century Center at 8:30am. Pick up a coffee or pastry for the drive, and be ready to leave at *8:40am* Looking forward to seeing you then.

Swampy Shelter Sunshine – Jan 3rd Run

The trail


We’ll run an out & back from Swampy SnoPark to Swampy Shelter, a ~4.25 mile round-trip over forested rolling hills on well-packed trail. Please run with water and some calories. Thank you.
Drivers: a SnoPark permit is required.

Gather at BackPorch Coffee in Century Center at 8:30am. Buy a coffee or pastry for the drive, and be ready to leave at *8:40am*. (This is a change from our previous carpool time of 8:45.)

Looking forward to running with you in the gorgeous winter sunshine!