Run45:21 4.43 km (10:14 / km) +148m8:47 / km ahr:139 max:151 shoes: Arctic Claw 300
After yesterday's sleet and freezing rain, transitioning to today's freezing rain and rain, things were wet and icy, or more accurately icy and wet. Knew the skiing would be horrid, and not really enough snow under the ice to warrant snowshoes, so laced up the winter shoes with studs and headed to RV Farm. Roads were OK, but the parking lot was a sheet of (slanted) ice. Was going to park in front of the barn, but started sliding sideways, then backwards. Finally got the car positioned so there was a reasonable chance of getting out of there and headed out.
Trails were fine - layer of ice grains on top of mostly hard packed snow. Plenty of traction, just needed to duck under a lot of icy tree branches dipping down into the trail. Some of the low spots were more a layer of ice grains on tops of slush, or in some cases, very liquid slush.
Neat reflections back from all the ice covered branches from the headlamp - only a problem when I look up just before hitting a branch - glare right back into my eyes.