Well I just ordered 375 books yesterday. I am so excited to ship them all out and hear what everyone’s opinions are of it. Thanks for all the pre-orders, I will have some on hand to ship out as orders come in over the next few weeks. After that I will hand it over to Amazon on other online outlets. However, you will still be able to direct people to www.abrahamlouis.com/runningwater to find it.
This past weekend I ventured north to the home of the undefeated Green Bay Packers but, more importunity to where my brother Josh is living next to an awesome single track trail. Baird’s Creek is a single track trail network in Green bay. If there are any “High points” around Green Bay they would by found here. However, rather compare the trail to mountain single track it is better to describe it as typical Wisconsin woods with many bluffs that over look the creek. If it is your first time running in Baird’s it is easy to get confused because of the vast network of single track that are continuously branching off every which way. Unfortunately I didn’t have the GPS map going to post our route but basically all trails follow the creek on both sides if you’re looking for a more challenging route stick to the high ground. You will get a lot of short climbs and winding descents. If you’re looking for easy route there is now a paved bike path that goes along the creek for a bit. The path is new and the first time I have ever seen it, it is very nice for a leisure stroll. From there, are many places to hope off the main path and explore a bit.
We made about an 8 to 10 mile loop on a route that Josh has worked on perfecting for the last few months. A task that you will understand a challenge if you ever go and run there. The creek was starting to freezer over in spots attempting to keep the swift moving current under its icy layer. Open section come and go depending on the severity of the small rapids. Now is probably the one of the best time’s to run there. It can get extremely muddy in the spring and in the summer a bit over grown. However, in november the ground freezes providing excellent footing on summer beaten path. It is always fun to rediscover an old place. I have spent hours and hours on this trail through out college but have not run on it in at least a year. It seems every time you go down there you see something a little strange. As we ripped down a technical winding decent that ended with crossing a small contributory to Baird’s creek before shooting back up another ridge. Josh yelled that waaaas AWESOME! We shot around a switch back and a group of about 5 to 6 men where standing off the trail a bit around a fire. I’m not sure if it was a little Packer forest tailgating or what. Nevertheless we flew past them leaving to probably converse about “wow! those guys REALLY like running”
All in all it was a great weekend run and if your ever in the area I recommend checking it out. A good access point is Beverly Road. It is a dead-end with a parking lot. You can hop on the trail on the west end of the parking lot.