I just got back from marking the Bad Ass 50k Fun Run loop out east of the Badlands in the Horseridge area and the course is beautiful this year! Soft sandy dirt, NO SNOW at all on the loop. I looked up on the Cinder Butte, and couldn’t see any snow, so I’m assuming it’s clear too. It’s muddy in a few spots, but with the breezy conditions today and tonight, that should be mostly gone by tomorrow (it’s so sandy, it drains fast out there).
Today’s (New Years Day) conditions were perfect out there, 46 and sunny. Tomorrow’s forecast is partly cloudy and a high near 41, which means a few more degrees higher out east in the desert. So, mid 40s by midday. Start may be still chilly at 9am, but should be nice and no YakTraks or studded shoes needed this year. Hope to see some of y’all out there for a fun winter run in the high desert. We have 13-, 22- and 50k distance options. Giddyup!