17 men showed up to the Devil’s Turn this morning to find out just how tricky the Jersey Devil can be, disclaimer not-withstanding.
3 sane pax showed up sans ruck and ran a simple 3 miles and back.
The rest of us had all the fun:
Deep water crossing.
Deep woods scramble (including gully climb).
Ice cold squats, merkins, and dolly/flutter.
Deep woods wandering.
Hill climb (rucks overhead).
Woodsy trail run (no shoulder straps).
Simple jog back to base.
Where to start? YHC probably should have started with the disclaimer this morning, but hey, if you thought this was CSAUP, just wait until we get 11+ more hours of it on Feb. 16.
Air temp this morning was about 32 degrees. Water temp, maybe 33.
This fun run was meant to test out our GoRuck gear. For example, my wool socks (thank you GOPC) kept my toes relatively warm. The synthetic glove liners on the other hand had my fingers freezing in no time. Shoes should drain water. Straps should be duct taped down. Etc… Others learned simpler lessons such as cotton absorbs cold water and keeps it close to the body. Shorts also don’t seem to work too well when joging through the prickers.
Thanks to all the Devil’s Turn FNG’s this morning: Peleton, Black Jack, Moby, Gandalf, Turkey Leg, and Strike Out. Not sure they knew exactly what they were getting into this morning, but it was great to have you out.
Next week we do it all over again, so come on out and enjoy the fun!
Tomorrow on the other hand, don’t miss the launch of Kevlar. 5:30. Somebody help me out with the location (its the same place as SkunkWorks – Tiger Rag’s 2.0’s school).