My plan for the weekend was to go camping; but a lousy weather forecast and record snow levels caused that plan to fall through. Instead I got up Saturday morning and packed all my stuff in the car and headed out to the Mt. Si parking lot. I rode the CCC Road/Trail from there. A nice long climb at the start got my heart rate up as did a fear of wildlife hiding in the forest. After a few successful creek crossings I came to one that seemed a little sketchier, and upon examining my cell phone I also realized I was out of service. I ate a mini Cliff Bar and turned around.
Back at the car I changed out of my bike clothes and put on my trail running shoes and started up the trail. I had read that there was a lookout at 1 mile so that was my destination. Somehow I completed breezed by the lookout and next thing I knew I was at the 2.5 mile point. Part of me wanted to keep going and make it to the top. But I also knew I only had half a bottle of water and some Cliff Shots and it would also be slow going on the way down, so I turned around. Now I have something to look forward to going back and finishing!
Sunday, I took the mtn bike out to the Thrilla Route. The first half was really enjoyable. A little chilly, but I had the trail all to myself. Once the skies opened, I realized why I was all alone. I spent a little over an hour riding as fast as I could back to the car in a massive downpour. At some points there was so much water blowing directly into my eyes, I couldnt see! I hightailed it home, took a warm shower, and put on some sweats. I spent the rest of Sunday on the couch and finished an entire book.
Another good weekend!