Cold and foggy, yup. Well, it’s still a lot better than most parts of Canada. Our temperatures are hovering within a few degrees either side of zero. And most days of the year, there is not so much snow that you can’t run. But that fog hanging down here in the valley – it does get oppressive! Dave and I have done a few runs up high, getting up and above the fog. But not this one.
This is pretty much the route that we run the most – the trail rising off Ship Creek Road, at the south end of Anderson. Sometimes we just run up to the lookout on the bluffs (approx. 200 m elevation gain; lots of posts and pix on this blog of that route already), and sometimes we run up there, then down to the inlet to the old Boy Scout Camp and back up again (another 300 m down and up). That’s what we did this time. (The week before, instead of the lookout, Dave steered us up another logging road that got us up to something like 430 m elevation – above the fog!!).
So here are some pix from that last run – (posted late, it was last week, Friday the 9th). The frost on the trees was actually spectacular, all the fog rising from the valley sublimating right on every tree branch, every leaf and needle – huge frost crystals all lined up parallel to one another from the air movement. Beautiful!