|Storm in the hills above Tesuque|
|Mud not cooperating with an otherwise fine day|
|Mud and snow|
It was cold as hell and the wind was blowing when I left the house. Snow was falling by the time I passed by SDC Mountain Works. Felt pretty tough riding up Bishop's Lodge Rd. and the views of the snow coming down in the foothills were a pleasant sight. The snow-mud combination near Bishop's Lodge suuuuhcked. Climbed a bit then changed into my running shoes and locked the bike up behind some trees. Up, up, up. Saw nobody up there of course.
|The Big Tesuque in winter|
The Tesuque Creek stream crossings were bridged with ice which was pretty sweet, I guess it had been a while since the last time I was up there. The muffling effect of the snow made it so that all I could hear was the tumble of the stream, my breathing, and my footfalls. Returning down the trail, the clouds broke and revealed a sunset more spectacular than the run. It can be tough living in New Mexico.
|Got a little snowy up there before the meadows|
|Sunset on cottonwoods|
|Blue Corn Brewery Stout for recovery|
- Trail Running Santa Fe Baldy and Three Peaks
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