Saturday, December 17, 2011

2011 SMR 37

The Summit Weather Station (925-838-9225) reported the temp as "eighteen-eight degrees".

The fog was as thick as it comes down low, but it was bright and clear above about 300 ft elevation.

Still not warm though.

No wildlife other than birds and squirrels, no road kill.

More runners than usual, must have been some kind of coordinated event.  A few riders, including Taleo and Wells Fargo guys... and Dudley.

Camera lens gets a little fogged up inside my sweaty pocket on these cold days.

Note to self - need a new battery in the chest strap.

Probably about time to retire this pair of socks.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

2011 SMR 36

Dressed warm this morning!  Didn't give a thought to booties though... should have.

The Walnut Creek half marathon was this morning too - went right up Ygnacio.  The traffic police were not quite sure the best way to accomplish their objectives... the runners were spaced out and the cars were jammed together.

Total lunar eclipse this morning... wasn't that impressive; clouds and low on horizon.

A man who has three thermometers is never quite sure what the temperature is... but about 54°F at Junction.

Up to Juniper for some not really spectacular views of air that needed sparing.

Wildlife Encounters:  Coyote on Summit Road, Deer below Chainbuster, and a whole mess of turkeys at the Lower Ranch.  All on the way down so didn't digitize any of them.