Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Upton State Forest

Upton State Forest, Upton, MA

First snow of the season! So we went to celebrate with a run through the snowy woods. We did about 4 1/2 miles of trails, saw a pretty pond, and met several hunters looking for Bambi (WHATT?!!??).

This was a easy place to find with lots of trails. It is recommended to wear bright colors all years due to hunters in the area. The very well marked trails are wide enough that you can run next to each other with room to spare and they are relatively smooth. There is enough incline in the hills and distance to explore that it is a good work out and have lots to look at.

I think it would be nice to go back here for some cross country skiing (not that I own any of the gear) or for snow shoeing (not that I have that gear either)!

In case you are wondering what to wear, it was about 40 degrees, no wind. I work sneakers, wool socks, cold weather compression pants, borrowed an Under Armour long sleeve shirt, fleece jacket, North Face wind breaker, fleece neck warmer, and thin cotton gloves. I was cool when standing still but comfortable when running.

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