An Ode to October
October has been quite varied in terms of weather and also choosing what to do outside in the changing seasonal conditions. It is not surprising for this time of year here in the Northern Rockies, so I went out whenever I could this month in search of fun. And that, I found. October yielded many miles and many vertical feet of trail running, skiing, and even some ice climbing, all within the greater Bozeman area.
I managed a good amount of quality runs this month, including another 20+ miler on October 10th. Fast forward to Halloween and it was pleasantly snowing above 6000′ on my 10K run today.
We encountered snowfall early this year and I managed a couple of October ski outings in the middle of the month, including the best of both worlds – nasty mank and also some pre-season October powder. Completely a blast!
The last week has led to two ice climbing romps, with one being bigger than our party had expected. So, the Lowe Route on The Sphinx awaits while I was able to solo a Hyalite route in thin conditions. The north face of the Sphinx is absolutely stunning btw, and also in magnificent shape ice-wise. So thank you October, and welcome November.