This morning Sharon and I ran 15 miles on Wildwood and Leif in Forest Park. I expected the trail to be rough after last Thursday's wind storm and I thought we might see some downed trees. I was right. There was a lot of debris on Wildwood and we had to step over numerous small branches and go around a few larger trees. One was a very large fir tree that had fallen over the trail near Firelane 2. We had to bushwack through about 20 ft of branches to get past. There was also an area where some of the trail had slide down the side of the hill. It was cold too and yesterday's hail was still frozen along the side of the trail.
At Salzberg road (a permanently closed gravel road), we cut down to Leif. Normally Leif feels like a slog after running on Wildwood, but it was a nice to be able to run more steadily. There were some down branches on Leif too, and one tree that crossed the width of the road.
I really wish I had taken a camera with me so I could share some pictures. It definitely felt more like an adventure run than a run-of-the mill trail run. I wasn't surprised that we ran the 15 in the same amount of time that it took us to cover 16 last weekend.