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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Seven mile cross country ski run

Groomed trails are nice, but sometimes ya just gotta get away from the crowd.

It was a very nice day today, though a bit overcast and in the single digits for a good part of it. Rather than heading out to the fancy park with the groomed trails, as nice as they are, we decided to go brush popping today.

There's nothing quite like being the first person to explore a world covered with three to four feet of fresh snow. 

 Here's an example of what the day looked like at one of the ponds along the trails.

And here's the snow gnome getting ready to make her getaway.

Off the beaten track.....

and up the hill in fresh snow.

Me, being the brains of the outfit, I stayed back and let her break trail :-)

 There were points where we were half way to our knees in snow even on the skis.

After a good hour and a half of running around the woods we finally made it back down to the Grand River.

 Which, as usual, just gorgeous with all the snow and ice.

Life doesn't get much better.

 Every day I say a thank you to the first crazy guy who figured out how to tie a couple of sticks to his feet.


borky said...

I find myself wond'ring...

...does a snow gnome count as an elvish helper?

...if you're 'involved' with the snow gnome does that make you a gnomosexual?

...if the snow gnome moves through the snow in a prim and proper way, does that make the snow gnome 'Elvish' Prissily?

...d'you see now why the world's so keen on me stayin' in me cave?

Janet said...

speaking for the gnome...your comment made me laugh, borky.