At least it is in my book.
I am a proud member of the "Royal order of the 21st ers". March 21st is the official start of Spring, the royal order think it starts on December 21st. This is because the days start getting longer. We are people who love Spring so much, we come up with strange ways to convince ourselves that warm weather is just around the corner.
So it was a beautiful Spring morning at Afton yesterday. 7am, 9 degrees. Keith had some choice words to say about it getting out of his car.
Keith, Carl, and I all hit the snow covered trails and kept it easy and fun. Lots of deer, beautiful views, and a bit colder than we all expected.
Keith ditched us after 2 1/2 hours to make us a fire and coffee.
The snowshoe loop was perfect for snow running. Nice solid pack and clear trails. Oh how I can't wait for the snow to be gone.
We met Alicia in the parking lot as she was finishing up, and we all got to catch up and talk about the coming season. A fine Saturday morning.
All in all, 15.75 miles, 3.5 hours, avg hr 140.
Hopefully I can get out there next weekend and get in at least 20