Our CT Trailmixers group scaled the Mt Higby trail in Middlefield CT.
Off route 66 we started real early at 5:30 AM. Sort of a sunrise run even though the sun was up already. I had never done this trail before. There were about 15 of us which was great at such an early time. The trail starts rocky and steep right off the parking lot. Much of the trail was traprock and very rough. As we neared the top the trail became a smooth single track with a fine green grass on the forest floor. Great views to the west from various cliffs.
|Mt Higby in Middlefield|
Today was the annual Nipmuck South 14.1 mile Trail Race. I have run this all four times since it's inception. A scenic course with a little bit of everything. Single track, open dark forests, river banks, meadows, roads, and technical climbs. It is challenging at times with sections of ugly twisted roots grabbing at your feet. One woman broke her leg today. Ugly. I spent time taking pictures which slowed me down. I finished in 3:14. My right ankle was very sore from several bad twists. Felt like ligaments are stretched as I had little control on the rocks. Needs rest.
|Many of the CT Trailmixers at Nipmuck|
Tons of trail fun but now back to regular road running.