A Return of Snow

Winter has been born again…along with my desire to ski, as long as it may last. Ten inches of snow on Sunday followed by 3 inches on Wednesday were enough to reopen the xc ski trails.

This morning 1-2 inches of powder snow freshened up the trails. At each trail junction we said, “This is pretty good…let’s keep going”. And so we kept going: by my calculations for 28 km, or 17.4 miles. As always, the forest in winter had it’s delicate beauty: snow covered branches and the expanses of several sleeping lakes. We saw badger tracks along the way, but nothing larger. We finished in a little more than three hours.

It looks like we’ll have cold temps through the weekend, which will allow for a night ski by headlamp after dinner on Monday.


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