I haven't gotten up to Evergreen much this year, mainly because it's farther after work now, but the change of pace was good. It's nice to get out of the car and feel that rush of cooler, pine-scented air.
It was late and I did't have the 2.5 hours it usually takes me to get to do a round trip to the summit from the lower lot, so I just ran until I thought I should turn around. I nearly got to the wildlife area sign, about 3.5 miles.
Distance was 7.11 miles, moving time 1:15, elevation gain 1,243 feet (always seems like more), avg. moving pace 10:38, which is pretty good for me up here. Top elevation around 8,700 feet.
After many successful attempts at self-repair, my Forerunner 405 has reached the end of the road with internal corrosion, so I took the plunge on the 310XT (I need longer battery life and waterproof case -- for rain -- anyway), and wore it for this run. The 405 made it a little over two years of everyday wear; not what I had hoped for, but still good value if you compute by the day.
Initial impressions are good on the 310, but it's sure honkin' big! And I thought the 405 was oversize. If it's the battery, it'll definitely be worth it.