On August 22nd Emma and I celebrated National Trail Running Day with Mary, Peter and Jeff by heading up to Camden Hills State Park. Expecting cool and possibly rainy weather I had planned a 15 mile route, but it turned out to be a very hot and humid day and we ended up cutting the run short and actually running the last few miles on the roads.
By the time we reached 5.5 miles at the top of Bald Rock Mountain it became clear that we wouldn't have enough water to get us through the whole distance so we revised our plan. By about 7.5 miles at the top of Cameron Mountain it was clear that we wouldn't make it the 4 miles or so back to the car by going back up over the ridge of Mt Megunticook so we again revised our plan and took the shortest/quickest way out which meant a few miles on roads. We did take a nice break on Cameron and picked blueberries for a while which helped refuel a bit.
Luckily we had started our run from a parking lot on Rt 52 just across from Lake Megunticook so as soon as we finished the run we were able to jump in the lake for a refreshing swim, then followed that up with a good meal at the Waterfront in Camden.
distance: 10.98 miles
weather: mid 80's, humid, some clouds and fog
gear: Inov-8 Roclite 315, Balega socks, shorts, t-shirt, hat, Nathan HPL #020