Sunday, January 24, 2010

XC Skiing - Featherstonehaugh State Forest

I had mostly planned a day on the sofa recuperating from yesterday (napping!) and watching football. But Holly had just bought new skis, and we're expecting heavy rains overnight, ruining all local skiing for the foreseeable future. So we got out for a low-key 2-3 mile loop in Featherstonehaugh State Forest, the nearest skiable snow to home, to try the new skis. We met up with a group from her church that included some friends I hadn't seen in quite a while, and the pace was mostly slow and sociable. I did get out front for some of it and managed to actually ski a little, and it felt good. Temps were in the upper 30s and the snow was soft and friendly, in marked contrast to yesterday's outing. I also skied with no pack, and that was also refreshing. Tonight and tomorrow, we're expecting a region-wide heavy rain (2-3"), with flash flooding and the whole thing, so skiing will be done until we get more snow, even at higher elevations within a reasonable drive. Back to the bike on the trainer...


  1. Thanks for your blog, Rich! Really enjoying it, and getting ideas for places to ski, etc. Found you on Twitter. Live in East Greenbush myself.