It sure was fun.. FYI, loyal thread followers, SBR, myself, and Karl E. seized the night and poached a miraculously ungroomed run at our local hill.. They plan on opening on Saturday, so it was a surprise to find the backside of one of the hills left au-natural! We cranked out a few laps til the run was suitably plundered, then headed home. I should add that I suffered a Charger Love (TM) attack brought on by not touching bottom once on any of my runs.. I'm still trying to wind down!
Sunday Morning... Thanks Lou Reed. 😎
Anyways, heading out in an hour or so to the new gladed zones at Limberlost Forest, first time skiing them! Should be ok, there's a good foot of solid glacified base with another foot or so of fresh on top. The waters will be sharky, but I'm trusting my Chargers to float me above the nasties.. TR will follow later tonight, right here. Stay tuned.
In the mean time check out this Hinterlandian FB conversation I just had with SBR. Camp, you'd be all over this 👍
1st session at a new backbush zone (old ski hill long since closed..) proved to be stooopid fun. There was a foot of fresh on top of a hard consolidated base, so not too many sharks lurking below the surface.
I was joined by my old buddy McV, and Jeff LeChef..
Low angle sun on a low angle skin track..
TD dropping in for first tracks on a safe and open slope..
Lots of casual and cautious skiing took place.. It's still only the first week of December..
^ Excellent work. FYI this is the Limberlost are I mentioned earlier, and where the big pruning party happened.
On to today though. I can't believe that I forgot to take a picture of the chair! So, dear readers, I give you Mr. Spike instead. A nice little buck that cleans up under our bird feeder. He chases away the two does but is very deferential to the 8-pointer that appears on rare occasions:
Following the deer trails, I headed out into the backbush this afternoon on a solo mission. Which way to go?
First stop was Secret Hill, where i dd a little hazard mitigation, set a fish-scalable uptrack and enjoyed two mellow runs:
Then off through the forest, up and over to Bonk Hill for a final run:
Since Telemark "never take your skis off" Dave wasn't there, I took my skis off and hiked back uphill.
Which of course means that you can admire your tracks again: