Sunday, August 14, 2011

Finally.... A break in the weather.

Ran a 26 miler on Wednesday at Fanshawe Conservation Area. Shoulder and back still sore but manageable..... left knee hurting (possibly from fall?).

The weather was fantastic. There was almost no humidity and a nice breeze.







Everything felt so fresh.







I didn't mind navigating through the roots (as much).





I stopped to appreciate the views.

I witnessed dirt being tossed from the base of this tree....... the culprit is peeking out at me (you may have to zoom in to see better).





I really had to be careful not to squash the snails......... there were a lot.







Review of Fanshawe Conservation Area Camp Ground:

- Lots of wildlife ie) groundhogs, snakes, moles, caterpillars, chipmunks, spiders, snails, and butterflies.
- Most sites were not very private.
- Fantastic Trails.
- Has a take out restaurant on site (good fries).
- Showers were gross. It was bad enough that I had to run through spider webs all morning...... I got to shower with the spiders in the afternoon.
- The camp is located below a jet flight path.... noisy.
- Very friendly, helpful staff.
- Smelly 'dumping station'.

Who knows, the showers may be spa-like compared to other camp grounds......... I'm still new at this.

What good or bad experiences have you had at camp grounds?


Gotta run.


6 comments:

XLMIC said...

26 miler in natural beauty... awesome!
That is the most beautiful snail I have ever seen.

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I am in awe of your beautiful pictures What a great place to get to do a 26 miler in! I don't think i ever see a snail when I am out running, too cool!

Lisa said...

Love the descriptions of the area! We just took a long weekend to go camping and hiking. We're pretty low maintenance and easy going, but this time, we heard a little too much going on in a neighboring tent or camper. People have to remember that a whisper sounds like a yell in the woods!!

Stacey (aka UltraPrincess) said...

Too funny Lisa...... Always good to remember to keep those hanky panky noise levels down!!!

The Green Girl said...

What a beautiful run. Loved the amazing pictures with the commentary.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Camp showers are always bad, never seen a good one. THough the scenry of the camp site always makes up for it