Parked at Cragmoor, headed up Fern to Bear, then SoBo, back to Bear, West Ridge to Green and back down Bear Canyon. Awesome evening run, went mostly casual with some occasional intervals where I pushed the pace a bit more (mostly on the descents to compensate for my many photo stops and to beat the impending darkness). The loop took 2:21 and I felt great at the end, quite fresh and rejuvenated. Would have done another lap if I had the time/daylight. I just love these June evenings where I can run until 9pm without a headlamp, cruising deserted singletrack on my own, having summits to myself and having the freedom to go as fast or slow as I feel, turn here, go there, temporarily with no obligations, responsibilities, worries, demands, expectations. Pure freedom.
The wild flowers are still great on Bear and this time I remembered to bring my camera and snapped a bunch of photos along the way which greatly added to my enjoyment this evening.
On Bear, just above the Bear/SoBo saddle
Looking South from the summit of SoBo. Things were pretty quiet on the trails this evening, I essentially saw nobody for most of the time.
Looking back at Bear