Looping Purity Spring

Scrapped the track work for an easier run from the house. Jim Johnson came over and we made the call on the fly to head down and loop Purity Lake via Fox Road. On Fox we checked out a driveway that had nearly 300' of elevation and had previously only reconned on maps. There was a cabin at the top that definitely hadn't been accessed/lived in for quite some time. Will head back there to see what's beyond their property to check out Lyman Mountain.

From Fox Road we headed down an old carriage road that links up with 153 and stopped at Long Pond to peep the foliage. The maples seemed to be perfectly interspersed between the evergreens. From 153 we looped behind Purity Lake via Sunset Road then came back across the front of the lake and went up King Pine via Slow Pokey Pine trail, the easiest route up. And to wrap it all up we ran down Scotch / Crooked Pine to the Tohkomeupog Council Bowl. 

It was an enjoyable 10 miles. That's over 7k of vert for the past three days and I'm tired but feeling more durable than I ever have. 

King Pine Triathlon

The King Pine Tri was a 'must do' race that I actually registered for in December. Yes, I was that committed. This was my home turf - I grew up going to summer camp at King Pine and learned to ski there. I suppose my first triathlon / duathlon experiences were here at Purity Lake - We swam the half mile across then ran back along sunset road (that would be more fun than the out and back on 153!).  In April, I actually moved to East Madison, two miles up from King Pine and on the bike course. 

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