Monday, March 1, 2010
well, it is officially spring skiing now. cold, clear nights,and warm, sunny days. it is fun and beautiful, and enjoy it while we can. if this weather persists, our season will be short lived.
nordic skiing is HURTING. still fun and fast early in the day, but all areas are showing exceptional amounts of dirt, grass and ice. sketchy. except for blacktail. i have not been there this year, but reports are outstanding.
a good hike up last night, although not as many people as i thought there would be. but it was warm and wonderful on the way up. and as soon as the sun descended, it was cold and the snow refroze. so the skiing down was not going to be great. but who cared?
the moon rise was EXCEPTIONAL. and then the descent i agreed to with birthday boy, down inspiration, had incredible lighting, but very bad conditions, as it had not yet been groomed, and was refrozen ruts and grooves. when we got to places without moonlight, well, i could almost say dangerous, but let's just say difficult, so the mountain management does not find more reasons to take away our rights.
great efforts by the youth last night as well. parkin easily ascending the mountain, on trekkers (not the lightest or easiest gear), and the youngest, aiden, on some tele gear. we did not see him at the top, but he was having fun when we last saw him.