Solo run from the house - Linked up on the trails off of East Madison Road which was a questionable decision since we just had some rain. It pooled up nicely in several locations that I had to skirt around. It was a longer section than I recalled linking up with Lead Mine Road. I wanted to hit 10 miles but was running out of time and daylight so I cruised back on the dirt road and wrapped up an even 8. Side note - I did stop at Cook Pond for a few photos but nothing really came out.
I wasn't sure where to run today but Lead Mine Road sounded like a good option to get 5-6 miles in. Jim suggested that we park at the corner of Lead Mine and Black Brook Road to avoid extra hills (I was just fine with that). From there we ran down Lead Mine and hooked a left into the Goodwin Forest trails around the marsh.
We crossed over Lead Mine and headed out on some singletrack trails that go down around Cook's Pond. From there we continued north on the trails until we popped out on East Shore Drive and crossed over to Hurricane Point:
We headed back on another trail that paralleled East Shore Drive and crossed Lead Mine once again to access the Jackman Ridge Trail. I've run this trail a few times now and it's getting a little better. However, tonight was like running through a mine field of snags and holes hidden by leaves. I managed to roll and ankle and fall to my knees after catching a snag, all while on high alert.
There wasn't anything remarkable about this run, but it's surprising that I'm still finding new trails just a few miles from the house. We left a lot more loops to explore back there, will revisit this area again soon.