And away we go...Deb and KZ ahead, Marley and Gibbs are already off running.
We left the truck parked at the end of the plowed section of Rte 126 at the Seven Springs fish hatchery
Gibbs had something under the snow, probably some rodent.
Now all snow covered
He was determined!
Back on the road...the footing was incredible, and what helped was that someone drove on the unplowed road.
Deb in front of me, with KZ and the dogs up ahead.
Deb's Christmas video
Deb waiting for me
Rock formations along the road
It was a great day, low 30's, warm sun...but it was cold in the shadows.
Deb and KZ coming up behind me
Marley and Gibbs were having a blast
This is the high point of the day, around 8900'
A lookout we took advantage of...
KZ living large in the Jemez Mountains
(He's a recent Boston transplant)
Gibbs at mile 22
(We ran from mile 26 to 16 and back)
This was me taking a picture of KZ taking a picture of me.
Gibbs trotting up front
Dawgz greeting KZ
...then took off...
The snow was awesome
Looking behind us
The running was fantastic!
KZ with the kids
We ran into some locals getting themselves some firewood...it was a guy and his two sons.
They had a good truckload
This little guy, 10 year's old was carrying the chainsaw out of the woods through deep snow.
Saw was as big as he was!
Road to somewhere
A burned down home alongside the road, only the chimney was left.
We did do SOME running!
Deb way back there...
Snow was deep
Sparkles off the tree
Dogs heard something in the woods
Or maybe it is something!
Running back to me in deep snow
So many of these pictures look exactly alike!
Tracks across the snow
Awesome! This was a Girl Scout camp!
Outhouse way out there!
Some crazy volcanic rock formations along the road
We're about 17 miles from Cuba to the north and maybe 21 miles from Rte 4, almost smack dab in the middle of the wilderness!
On we go...about a mile further to our 10 mile turnaround point.
Uphill, so we walk
Very barren out this far
This is where we turned around, 10 miles out.
That is a nice home out in the New Mexican wilderness....I'm jealous.
Back we go...
Running as much as we can to try to run even splits, we reached the turnaround in 2.5 hours, a 15 mpm pace, good Hardrock training!
Snow formations from the wind
Pups were getting tired...
Older tracks in the snow, probably Elk.
I wish this was my driveway
Now I wish I was a Boy Scout! ;-)
Long snow fence
Tracks heading off into the woods
Gibbs up in the dirt
Another driveway I wish was mine!
Something in the woods
Cold and snowy in this section
Gibbs and Marley running to us
Tracks from the dogs
Deb and the dogs running alongside some great rock formations
Many faces in the rocks I see...
Marley is getting tired, she's only a year old.
Hole in a huge boulder
Winter in the Jemez
That's the road winding around down there around the tree line.
Dogs having some fun in the snow
This was a long uphill back to the high point
Snow has been churned up by some snowmobilers
This was an awesome canyon, but it was cold in here!
Getting close the the truck
And there it is!
A nice 20 mile training run up high...
Gibbs is actually grinning at me...he grins and looks fierce!