Tuesday, February 9, 2010

XC Skiing - Rockwood State Forest

Today was a regularly scheduled ECOS Tuesday cross-country ski trip to a local area determined to have skiable snow. Since Holly and I had just had a good experience (twice!) at Rockwood the week before, it was decided that this would be the place.

About a dozen of us converged on the parking lot around 9:30 and stood around in the 20-degree cold waiting to get started. Once on the trails, we found the conditions to be much "firmer" than last week, with much of the powder having been skied off over the weekend. It appears there may have also been a feeble attempt at grooming, which, in this case, might have been better left undone. Trails were hard and fast, and now need a few inches of new snow to be deemed any better than "good". There are conflicting reports related to the northern extent of a coastal storm tomorrow, so we'll just have to wait and see.

Holly and I are off to Vermont tomorrow for a couple of days of (hopefully) good skiing there. More on that after we return.

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