We decided at the last second that we were going to go run Carnage Canyon. We were only about 30 minutes away, so we hurried through Boulder and up to the trail. We didn't even start it until 5:15PM. It was chilly and snowy and a bit muddy in places, but it was a great run.
We aired down and disconnected, then started up the trail. There were tracks ahead of us, but it looked like they had all behaved themselves, which was nice to see. We followed their tracks the whole way through.
Everything had an inch or two of snow on it, which made it slippery and even more fun. We decided that it was too cold and too late to break anything, so we played it safe for the entire run. We didn't attempt Guardian Rock, and we only played a little in the Squeeze.
We had a few issues in only a few places, but it was all about fun. We didn't use lockers unless we were really stuck, so there was a lot of sliding around. We saw a couple of places where it looked like the people before us had really been stuck, but we didn't have those issues.
We both just drove right by the Slab. It was slick and wet, and it looked like the people before us had tried it a bit but didn't make it. We decided to skip it for now.
We didn't even attempt the Waterfall -- we went around it like we usually do. It had a lot of snow on it, and a big, icy puddle in the middle. The way around it wasn't too slick.
Because we skipped everything difficult, we got to Five Points pretty quickly. Still, the snow made all of the rocks a bit challenging. Both of us got a little stuck from time to time, but we didn't need any recovery equipment or rock stacking. There were just moments of being stuck.
We came down Left Hand Canyon and didn't mess around on any of the fun obstacles. It was pretty muddy and slick and it was really getting chilly. We aired up and took off, and the whole thing didn't take long at all.
It was a great spur-of-the-moment trip!
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