Saturday, September 10, 2016

Moraine Trail

I probably shouldn't be left unattended without a plan. This morning I put my baby muffins on the bus and took Lilly for a walk. 
My sister-Any plans today?
While still out walking the dog I start texting people who I hope are awake and looking for a shuttle. I have been wanting to do this trail from one end to the other but once I park my car I need a ride to the other end. 
I am ready to just go and work on a ride while I hike if needed but as I walk out the door, backpack in hand, Grampa returned my call. 
What's up, honey?
SCORE!! I left my car at Goodwill park and hitch a ride back to the trail start on Rt 151 by the highway exit.

Once I make it past all the fucking tires, maybe a dozen, I enjoy the trail immensely except for the highway noise. I knew this would be the case as i can see Route 28 for a good portion of the first 2 miles. Although the picture sucks I hope you can see the 4 turkeys that crossed the trail. 

I had information that a place at the end of the first section before you come to Thomas Landers rd crossed over private property and that owner wasn't very friendly. When I went to the 300 committee's office for a map last year I made sure to ask about it. I was told that the trail was re-routed around and now included a bit of road walking but avoided this area. 
When I came to this split in the trail I will admit I was a little spooked. Red!! Like danger??
I just went about following the white blaze. About 10-15 feet down the trail I remember what this is about. I must be at that re-route place. 
This would be why getting up to date info on trails is important. Don't be afraid to ask.

I was hoping to document the times it took me to do each section. 
First section 2.9 miles in 1hr 16 minutes.

I love this photo as it shows just what I am about. The wider more used trail runs right to left but as in life I take the road less traveled.

Wait a minute?? I'm at the Service Rd?? That means I have covered 3 sections in 2 hours and 17 minutes. I cruised through Collins Lot without even realizing it.
Funniest part is I noted some poison ivy which I was warned about and I was thinking Oh I must be getting close.  Nope Dope, you cruised right through.
The next section is one I know well. It is way ingrown since the last time I was here. I think I have decided I like it better in the snow. 
During this hike like this morning I was of course thinking about Fall plans. I haven't hiked as much but I reminded myself it has been hot as shit. fall is my ramp up so I need to get moving. Miles on the feet and weight in the pack.
A group I belong to is planning a weekend hike trip and a possible hike of Mount Washington in October. I only need to pay $50 to stay in the house for the weekend. Sounds like I need to get my ass in gear.

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40
5/20/18 YPD Run to Remember 37.37 12:08