Friday, March 14, 2008

XC Skiing - Londonderry, VT

2-day trip Thurs/Fri. Stayed at the Landgrove Inn, in southern Vermont. Though there was virtually no snow at all in Manchester at lower elevations, there was still several feet on the ground in this area. Windows were nearly hidden on many houses by snow that had slid off roofs.

On Thursday, we skied for almost 3 hours at Viking Nordic Center in nearby Londonderry. Temps were above freezing, and there was about 2-3" of new snow on top of a VERY firm and crunchy base. Snow temperature and speed varied widely when passing from sun to shade to sun, leading to some interesting contortions trying to remain upright on the steeper downhills.

Snowshoed for about an hour in the woods behind the Inn on Friday morning, then paid our annual visit to the Vermont Country Store in Weston before driving home.

I would have had some pictures, but the batteries I put in the camera before leaving home turned out to be dead.

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