Monthly Archives: January 2013

February 3, Looper Bowl Sunday

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This Sunday, February 3 at 8:00 a.m., meet at the Meadow Parking Lot and rise to the challenge of the second annual Looper Bowl. Follow the loop course, water crossings, mud flats, sand hill and all. Relive the excitement of the Leatherman’s Loop but with the possibility of snow. For those wanting to keep their feet dry, there are optional detours to avoid all the water crossings but, sorry, not the mud flats. You’ll probably want to bring an extra pair of shoes to change into after the run—might be a little, er, muddy.

Next week we’ll be meeting at the Lewisboro Town Park for a the Town to Michigan run.

Hope to see you there this Sunday

Lee Willett

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  • Definitely (75%, 9 Votes)
  • Most Likely (25%, 3 Votes)
  • Maybe (0%, 0 Votes)

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January 27 Michigan Road

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This Sunday, January 27 at 8:00 a.m., meet at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Michigan Road lot when we follow a new course from Michigan Road to Kimberly Bridge. This variation of the run cuts across the Meadow parking lot and into the woods at the first bridge. Michigan Road is our traditional starting point for runs in the southern portion of the reservation but this time we’ll run North from the lot to the Meadow, follow some of the Leatherman’s Loop course trail to Kimberly Bridge, then “up” the blue trail and return by way of yellow. There might be a little bit of an incline at mile one and another at mile four so don’t hate your run director—hate the hill. PDF of the trail is available here ››

Next week we’ll be back at the reservation Meadow Parking Lot when we run our second annual Looper Bowl. We’ll be following the Leatherman’s Loop trail in its entirety including the hills, rocks, wall, mud flats and, yes, water crossings (although there are options to go around those).

Hope to see you out there.

—Lee Willett, info@sundayruns.org

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  • Definitely (50%, 4 Votes)
  • Maybe (38%, 3 Votes)
  • Most Likely (12%, 1 Votes)

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January 20 Trailside Museum

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On Sunday, January 20 at 8:00 a.m., meet at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Trailside Museum when we run a new course—Trailside to Tower 6 mile loop. For those who did the Town to Tower on January 1, you’re recognize this as a slightly abbreviated version of that challenging run. This time, we meet at the Trailside Museum which puts the fire tower summit in the first third of the run. But don’t think it’s all downhill from there. The brown trail offers it’s own challenge with a climb up to the pine forest and back down again. It’s a great run.

Hope to see you out there.

Lee Willett

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  • Definitely (69%, 9 Votes)
  • Most Likely (23%, 3 Votes)
  • Maybe (8%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 13

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January 13 Mountain Lakes Park

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On Sunday, January 13 at 8:00 a.m., meet at a new location—Mountain Lakes Park—for a 5.7 mile run in some of the highest points in Westchester. We’ll have great views from Lookout Point within the first mile and for those who want to to add another half mile can take a detour between miles 4 and 5 to go to the top of Bailey Mountain, elevation 982 feet, the highest point in Westchester. The course has a couple crossovers but I’ve indicated the route on the map so it should be easy enough to follow. The main gate to the park will be open and there is some parking at the trail head where we’ll start. Additional parking should be available farther into the park at the dumpsters.

Tony has offered to take a slight diversion at mile one to Sarah Bishop’s Cave for a little bushwhacking and history lesson for anyone interested. Should be fun.

Hope to see you out there.

Lee Willett

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  • Definitely (58%, 7 Votes)
  • Maybe (25%, 3 Votes)
  • Most Likely (17%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 12

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January 6 Michigan Road Lot

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Start the new year off right with this classic run. In honor of his return on a regular basis, we’re going to run Rob’s Ruin Run—six miles of trails in the southern portion of the park that take us past the overlook, Bear Rock and Dancing Rock. Usually when we’ve gotten to Rob’s Ruin, we backtrack to intersection 39 but there is a trail that loops back to the RT trail that I’ve marked with a dotted line on the map. It’s more of a deer trail and gets pretty sketchy so only follow that portion if you feel you’re up for an off-trail challenge.

Next week, we’ll be meeting at a new venue—Mountain Lakes Park in Northern Westchester—for a a run on some brand-new trails. Hope to see you out there.

Lee Willett

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  • Definitely (46%, 6 Votes)
  • Maybe (31%, 4 Votes)
  • Most Likely (23%, 3 Votes)

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