Monday, January 28, 2013

X-C skiing

With the "warm" winters we've been having in Halifax. cross country skiing is something that doesn't happen too much for me. Nevertheless, Saturday, I managed to overcome inertia and go for a little glide. As you can see from the image below, there was not much snow, and an ATV beat me to the trail...
the weather was nice though, about -9c and sunny with very little wind...
...took me a while to get the stride and rhythm, I forgot how much fun this is...
A bit icy in spots, but it's only January so there should be lots of chances for more....
Old Faithful (not)...
Hot Chocolate was in order of course...
other end is a spoon...
Route followed...I was surprised to realize that I had gone about 1.3 kms in the trail. It only seemed like a few minutes, then again it's easy to cover ground on skis, much quicker than snowshoes. Oh, well, I'm hoping to get some more of this in. One setback though, my ski boots had succumbed to some sort of dry rot while in extended storage...they were falling to pieces (literally) by the time I got back to the van. Not to fear, for a new pair is on order...

more to come...

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