With the snowpack thinning around Fort Collins, I figured I’d better take advantage of the snow while still possible. Hence, today I went for a snowshoe run at nearby Lory State Park, about a 20-minute drive from where I live. It was fun to explore the mountains I gaze upon daily while working on the computer, and that seemingly no one else chose to today just added to the serenity of being out there in the woods.
With the snow melting over the last few weeks, my snowshoes only sunk about 0.7-1″ with every footstep, meaning that they weren’t really needed for flotation. However, their cleats provided sure-footed traction, something I fully appreciated after trying to run without them for about five minutes.
Snowshoe running here was infinitely easier than back in my neighborhood a month ago when my feet were sinking eight or more inches. This proved to be an excellent way to cross-train while being out among the trees and pure-white powder.