Today, we had the largest group in a while for our Ranger Station out & back trail run. James, Ed and I met up with Rich at his house. With his sinus problems resolved, Rich was finally able to join us again. We headed up the mountain just after 5AM. I was slightly delayed due to a flat tire on my old Jeep. The temperatures were perfect, already in the low 50s. The trail surface was a different story, however, as it was extremely slippery, especially on the technical sections due to the excessive rainfalls we've had over the last few weeks. It almost stayed dry during our run, only slightly sprinkling on us on the way down. As a matter of fact, heading back down from the mountain we actually saw snowflakes mixed in with the drizzle. My training plan calls for a 20 miler tomorrow (Pratt Ave to Ranger Station followed by first half of Mountain Mist course). Hopefully, the rain won't be too bad.