Well, that’s not entirely true. There were deer. Three of them. There were squirrels; myriad. There was also a runner… Just one. Who smiled and acknowledged us. But that’s it. No one and nothing else about.
My friend and I went for a 6.4 mile run/walk along the northern part of the Perkiomen Trail starting at the Spring Mountain Cedar Road trailhead. It was the first time I had driven to this point on the trail and when you do that you realise quite how far out in the sticks it is. Normally I run to this point.
The mountain (hill, really) is lovely and all the rocks that are scattered around the slopes stand out against the leaves covering the ground. The slope down to the river is a steep 12% and we didn’t run this because I didn’t want my friend to risk injuring his knees; plus it was raining a lot and I wasn’t sure whether the slope would offer good traction to us.
The trail going north is so very picturesque and even in a heavy downpour it was just a pleasure being out there.
1hour 38 mins for 6.4 miles with 45 secs running and 4:15 recovery. Starting next run we will change the intervals again. The run won the mapmyrun Night Before Christmas award; it’s official. I am an animal that stirs.