It's springtime in Colorado, and for Fort Collins trailrunners, that means it's time for Nick Clark's "Crosier Triple Bagger," the traditional ascent of Crosier Mountain via all three trails.
Though Crosier, at 9,204 feet, is not a very high mountain, the views from the top are stellar, and are a great payoff for all that climbing. I'm not in great shape at the moment, but it still felt great to get those miles (and vertical feet) in, despite how slowly I managed it; last year I only got in a Crosier Double, so hopefully this is the start of a positive trend!
One thing I love about the out & back setup of the "Triple Bagger" is that I got to say hello to other runners as our paths crossed this morning...meaning that I got to see SO many great friends & runners out on the trail, even though I couldn't keep up with them the whole time. Thanks, all, and see you on the trail!