Thursday, July 9, 2009
Presumpscot River Trail
TMR needs to either mix it up and explore other trails for our TNR or maybe do a thursday night run too (at a trail near you). Today, my son Will and I met up with the xc team at the Summit St. trailhead of the (Presumpscot) River trail. Sasha tSB and I took off alone, while the team was still waiting on stragglers. The trail itself is fun because it has little dips up and down the streams (very little compared to say, Twin Brook) and a narrow single-track section with some really tall brush that made me feel like I was running from the Pirates in the Swiss Family Robinson. The trail is in pretty awesome shape given the rain and above flood stage river. But the flooded streams made the creek crossings fun and the amount of mud was just enough to make it fun but not so much to be a bother. The Indian Pipes are beginning to bloom on the Summit St. segment and the acre of Equisetum near the Rt100/26 end of the trail is spectacular. But the falls were stunning. Really big, really fast, really scary water.