Saturday, March 10, 2012

XC Skiing - Rockwood State Forest

After yesterday's scouting trip to Rockwood State Forest, I decided to go ahead with today's Schenectady ADK ski trip that I was leading. When we arrived there, around 12:45 pm, we were delighted to find 2-3" of new powder atop the 10-12" of existing base. Though it had been cold overnight, the new snow had prevented the wet base from freezing solid, and kept it relatively soft. For only being an hour from Schenectady, this was some pretty amazing skiing, especially considering that just down the hill in Johnstown, there was almost no snow at all. We skied for about 2½ hours, enjoyed many hair-raising downhills, and all survived. This was a better ski outing than we could have possibly hoped for, as we now await the predicted mega-thaw over the next several days.

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