Friday, May 10, 2013


I had intended to hit GW's birthplace as well as Westmoreland Berry Farm but due to time constraints, I had to skip the Berry Farm and head home. The trail was pretty wet and had plenty of roots but was generally flat as a pancake. The loop was maybe a mile long but I took two little spurs that added about half a mile. Both spurs took you to the historic area near the house but I didn't go beyond that. I just turned around and kept things to the main trail. Along the way I spotted two deer, two snakes, and a few angry squirrels. Didn't mind the animals but the snakes creeped me out. Yech.


To get to the trail, follow the signs for PICNICKING. When you get to the last parking lot, look for this map and follow the trail around. The two spurs are on the Southern part of the loop and both go to the houses in the historic area.

Nice flat trail.

This is one of the spurs.

This is another boardwalk off the first spur.

Long bridge for the second spur.

Starting to get used to these selfies.

Temps were about 75F with moderate to high humidity. Slight wind when I was near the water or swamp, otherwise it was calm. Sun was out in full.

Fluids and Fuel:
Breakfast was yogurt, two pancakes, a burrito, and an iced coffee. During the run I had one bottle of plain water. Recovery was iced latte, burger, and fries (it was a cheat day).

Aches and Pains:
Everything felt fine.

No special gear. Shorts, shirt, hat, sunglasses, and camera.

Took my phone for the GPS but also took my large pepper spray. Carried just fine but got a little sweaty.

Kept track via RunKeeper so I'll just ignore the splits.
Finish - 21:24

1 comment:

Lauren said...

LOVE the long bridge for the 2nd spur!