Monday, January 26, 2009

XC Skiing - Lapland Lake XC Ski Center

As noted earlier, local snow has been getting kinda crunchy for the past few days, so when a friend suggested a trip to Lapland Lake (read: "grooming") today, it seemed like the right idea. Lapland was reporting powder and packed powder, which is certainly better than what we have here. So, Holly, Bernie, and I headed off to Upper Benson, a bit northwest of Northville, NY.

We skied the usual "experts only" trails, taking about an hour and a half for the loop, and conditions really were very good. Then, we went into the snack bar/restaurant for lunch (chili and grilled cheese - mmm!) After lunch, we skied an easy trail down to Woods Lake, stopped to see the resident reindeer, then took a shortcut onto another black trail to get in one more nice downhill run before heading home. All told, we were out for about 2.5 hours, and got a pretty good workout. We also ran into several other local people we knew, all there for the same reason we were.

Big snow possible on Wednesday, so we're keeping our fingers crossed on that one.

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