Felt so good today to head up the Incline, since the last opportunity I had was last Monday. It was a little chilly, but not too bad really. I started up with my home made toe socks, but for some reason today they kept wanting to bunch up to the front of my foot/toes. I don't know.. maybe they shrunk or something... so before getting halfway up, I took them off. Everything was great until after cresting the false summit. At that point there was a good stretch of the Incline still covered with compacted ice/snow. Needless to say, after crossing that section, my toes chilled down quick! Also, I had to slow down quite a bit.... last thing I wanted to do was bobsled back down. Once at the top, I sat for a minute and warmed my toes up before heading back down the Barr trail. Fortunately, the trail is just about ice/snow free all the way down.
For those of you not familiar with the Incline, I'm including a video I made in August. It was dark heading up, so not a lot of footage there. Mostly shots from the top, and then bits and pieces of the run down. Sorry for the bumpy footage, but I shot this with my Flip Video in hand :-).
It's supposed to snow tonight. I'm planning to go up again on Thursday, this time borrowing some YakTrax from a friend to see how the work before investing in some.
Make it a great day!