I was so excited to go run that I forgot to talk about ice traction! We ended up completing the 16-mile loop in 3:35:00 – It was very icy on the upper section of trail. So, onto ice traction. There are numerous options available. I’ll keep it brief and mention two options that should be available locally.
- Katoola Micro Spikes: The price point is more of an investment compared to other options, but this is a great go to for bombproof traction and solid durability.
- Yaktrax Walker: A more affordable option that provides less traction and durability than the Micro Spikes, but are lighter and more affordable.
I’ve used both options extensively and they’ll work. Ultimately, in the world of ice traction, you get what you pay for.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
It’s currently 30 degrees and clear. Yesterday’s high was 27 degrees, with an overnight low of 12.
The trails are icy up top. I would highly recommend some form of ice traction. I will list a couple options in the P.S. section below.
I woke and walked in to the kitchen. The smell of fresh baked bread still lingered in the air. Loaves of garlic herb, oatmeal honey, and banana nut bread lay comfortably on the stove top. I think that baking should happen more often. Thinking, I wait for the water to come to a boil.
Speechless, I applauded the sunrise. Like yesterday’s sunset, the mountains radiated hues I thought could only be found in fairytales. My thoughts began to drift toward looming adventures.
Down Rainbow Falls, up Trillium Gap. The thought of running challenging trails, from my doorstep, fills me with joy and gratitude. The weather is warming, and I’m fidgeting with excitement. It’s time to move in the mountains!