Rio Frio Ice Fest 5k – 2016

Warm by winter morning standards in Alamosa, the air still had that cold sting, especially on the tops of the ears.  I made my way to Cole Park for the start of the Rio Frio, a 5k run on the river’s frozen surface, well, not totally frozen.  Warm water artesian springs in the San Luis Valley, find their way into the river and open up flowing water channels.  But, the rest of the surface is 8 – 14 inches thick so fellow runners/walkers are in no danger of falling through as long as we stay on course.  To be continued…