Trail Run 6:15:52  25.27 mi (14:52 / mi) +595m 13:52 / mi
Low Pemi Loop. Mel wanted to do this, weather looked good, extra hour of sleep, so we started around 8.
First 7 miles or so were great, running uphill, but then her knee went twang. Responsible adults would have said "hmm, maybe we should reassess and turn back" but then it got a bit better and we said "onwards!"
Onwards included a couple of rough river crossings, one which required taking our shoes off. The water was cold (there was snow on the Shoal Pond Trail). Then up the Shoal Pond Trail and her knee did not get better, but we had made our bed, and got to sleep in it. Decided not to split up (she could have hiked out the Zool trail) and struggle-bused down the Thoreau Falls Trail, which was lovely (even during a dry spell, Shoal Pond is wet). Her struggle busing was lifting her left leg over every log, mine was keeping warm given the pace. So I did a couple of sprints back and forth to keep warm.
Saw one guy on the TFT who confirmed the Thoreau Falls Bridge had been removed but said it was an easy rock hop. And it was … for me. I did it three times while Mel scouted (we have to work on her rock hopping skills) and eventually waded the river. At least it was reasonably good trail the rest of the way out, and between us we had two dry feet (mine). Weather held, and the first rain drops fell as we got to the parking lot. Snowing on the Kanc as we came home.