|Mornin' in Big River|
From this point there's a wide trail that runs around Carr Pond. I wanted to see more of this area so I found trails carrying me east. I had a great map from NEMBA that listed roads and landmarks. I knew that the eastern the Big River boundary was Carr Pond Rd. I also saw "Water Tank" marked on the map. I began to do some start/stop exploration, taking trails until I hit the road and then backtracking. This didn't make for a very smooth/continuous run but I enjoyed feeling my way around the outskirts of BR.
|Hard to miss|
|Stop! Hammer Gel!|
Mini Review: I used a couple of the Hammer Gels I grabbed at Ocean's Run last week. Normally I don't care for berry flavors but the huckleberry was good. And the gel almost has tiny tiny particles in it which give it a nice texture you don't get from most other gels. I like 'em.
|A dirt biker's paradise|
|Just a handsome man scopin' out some dunes|
|"Run for your life! The bandits are coming!"|
|I hope no one's home|
|Come on in! We have cookies!|
|A tree was growing through a hole in the floor. Crazy.|
|Same beaver dam from the other side of the pond|
I ened up following the trail around Carr until I picked up the same trail I originally ran. Followed it all the way back to the car. The last uphill section was more than enough to finish me off but because I'm a sucker I took another trail out for .2 miles in order to hit 16 on the nose. A great run in a beautiful place. Looking forward to the half marathon!