Sunday, December 7, 2008

Squires Lake

I've never been to Squires Lake, and it's so easy to get to, maybe five minutes off of Exit 240. Squires Lake is one of the earlier acquisitions of the Whatcom Land Trust. The lake itself is only a half mile or so up a hill, but the Pacific Northwest Trail cuts through it, and so it's easy enough to leave the Whatcom County Park and then go run for miles on DNR roads, which is what I did today. Basically, I ran from Squires to Cain Lake Road, which is maybe 40 minutes with some slope, and then on the way back I detoured up a very steep hill that some hikers told me was either Saddle Mountain or The Beast. Overall, I had a slow easy weekend of running. On Saturday, I participated in the Fairhaven Frosty, which was a good good time. I ran with a good friend who never races, and we sort of goofed off, and almost came in last place, but a couple 70 year olds were still out there. Next time, I guess.

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