Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sunny and warm - for January

The trail is clear of snow and ice all through Arlington, from Alewife Station in the east to Mal's garage in the west. There's a little meltwater, a few tons of sand, plenty of sticks and leaves. The ice is solid from Mal's on out.

Milepost 0 at Alewife

Alewives on Milepost 0

Leaves near Spy Pond Field

The clear trail ends at Mal's

Today: 7.5 miles. This year: 7.5 miles.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Welcome to 2008

What's this about? Read The Beginning.

I missed my goal in 2007, so I'm trying once more to skate the distance from Arlington, MA to Stillwater, OK (1636.5 miles over the road, 1453.1 miles on a great circle) before next winter closes the trail again. Arlington's plowing of the trail might lead to an early start this year and a better chance at meeting my goal. Once again, I'm tracking my progress on a Google spreadsheet. Terminally geeky, I know.

If you're just here to enjoy the view, you can skip reading all the old postings and go straight to the photo album. But it's no substitute for hitting the trail yourself.