Tuesday, December 23, 2008

XC Skiing - Camp Saratoga Trails

Camp Saratoga is a part of the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. In the winter, this parcel has groomed cross-country ski trails that are very nice and relatively close to home. Snowshoers and skiers are allowed, but bare-booting is prohibited, so the trails remain in pretty good condition.

Today Holly and I skied for about 90 minutes, and as we like to do, we didn't always stay on the groomed trails. There are several other skiable trails that aren't groomed, and which also provide some more challenging terrain, and we tried several today. Really made me want to get out into the backcountry environment and away from the groomed stuff. Unfortunately, the rest of this week, especially tomorrow, will bring a potpourri of skiing-unfriendly precipitation, including sleet, freezing rain, and just plain rain. We'll need some more snow on top of all that before skiing will be any good again.

No pictures today. If I had taken any, they would uncannily resemble the last two, snowy pine plantations and wide open trails.

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