I decided on a little peakbagging prior to racing up in Center Sandwich, NH. The drive would take me right by The Rattlesnakes so I couldn't pass up a chance to get in a few miles prior to the race. I ran a loop that had me heading up West Rattlesnake then along the ridge trail to East Rattlesnake. After bagging both summits I decided to take the Col trail out to Rt 113 and ran back via the road. It turned out to be a bit over 4 miles and took me over 40 minutes which made me later than I usually would be for a snowshoe race. The only plus was that I really need the extra miles to get loose and I got some interesting peaks!