Monday, February 11, 2013

Week #6: Callahan Found

This slope is treacherous
This path is reckless
This slope is treacherous
And I, I, I like it

Trying to look excited, mostly came off as crazy.
Confession time:  I was kind of dreading my mission to Callahan this weekend once I found out that I would be stuck doing it alone, but Indiana winter weather waits for no man or woman, so I couldn't risk putting it off another week only to have more snow dump down or something equally terrible. Luckily, the worst thing that happened was that, since I was alone, I listened to a Taylor Swift album on the drive out to the starting point. I guess I did miss my turn onto the trail to Callahan on the first pass, but I figured out my mistake pretty quickly and was back on track in no time. The trail itself was also not nearly as bad as it had been rumored to be, although I can see it getting a lot worse in muddier, high-traffic conditions. As it was, though, it wasn't too bad.

So mandatory checkpoints and time bonuses are set, and the final route is mapped, scouted, and committed to memory. All that is left now is to see if I can squeeze any more speed out my little body in the next four weeks.


Ed Fujawa said...

Which route did you take to get to Callahan? My partner and I took Trail 16 after bagging Cornett last year. The mud and rather deep creek crossing made me regret that choice.

Lindsay Rodkey said...

It's a secret. :)