Saturday, March 1, 2008

XC Skiing - Featherstonehaugh State Forest

After another snowstorm that didn't quite materialize in the city, leaving a mere 3", we headed for the hills again, and found more snow there. The loop on the south side of Lake Road had only been skied by one skier, and the snow was heavy and dense, so it was almost still like breaking trail. Once we crossed the road and got to the main loop, things were much better, and we met several other skiers as we spent an hour going around it. This was the first skiing this year that resembled backcountry skiing, with lots of little dips and turns, and opportunities for quick step turns to keep moving. Temps were dropping as we finished after about 2 hours total, and things were getting a little crunchy. One more day before the big thaw, and possibly even some rain. Bummer.

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