Madison Peakbagging

Leave no peak unbagged - Jim Johnson's unofficial motto. An so we ran up to the unnamed peak that sits above Modock Road from the East Madison side right before the Class 6 road connector. The access road is blocked by a gate near the turnoff and winds about 300' to the summit. It's amazing how many 300' hill climbs there are in this area, at least 3 I can think of at the top of my head. This one is wide enough for an ATV and doesn't really have much of a lookout. It was something different and might be worth checking out on a clear day. We slogged back around Albert Road in the rain but it was an easy pace and made the run semi-enjoyable given the conditions. 

11 Miles in the Neighborhood

It has been a tough go getting used to running at night again. By the time it's dark out my body thinks it's close to bedtime and it's really just 4:30. It took a while to get motivated today and I was thinking about meeting up with some locals for a group run but it would add on a half hour in travel and I just didn't have the time. With no route in mind I ran up Bickford and back over to Modock before looping Colby Hill to Albert and back. It was a peaceful run and running with a headlight is like running with blinders - you just go until you're done. Nothing to really see so the positive is that you zone out but the bummer is you miss out on the scenery. It won't take long to adjust but it's always a shock to the system at first.