Good Afternoon XCkiers,
Lots of good
powder now. Tiny, tiny snow crystals,all last night and this morning,
gentling down with no breeze, adds up to
maybe over an inch.
Went out yesterday, forgot where i put the
It was nice yesterday, new snow, applied
with wind, deep ssoft drifts in lee of hedgerow.
But nice out in the fields, crust visible
just a few spots. Did five laps on 1/4 mile loop.
Both ways, kept getting better. Clockswise
better than withershins.
Probably owing to fatigue after the mile
Today I veered away from broken trail,
still good glide when breaking trail.
Just the gentlest slope resulted in twenty
Went down the picean path, the more open
side where slope is better.
A series of drifts a foot high, few feet
between, thinking would be better
if I came around again. But did not. Took
the trail that goes down by the dam.
Not done that for years. Hard left turn
near bottom blocked by growing limb
of apple tree. I prevailed upon Mr. Turner
to remove that limb. He complied.
This was my first chance when snow was
right. Everything went good,
but a twig from adjacent limb grabbed my
hat off, I landed on my hip.
Monte wondered why I was laughing so
Was down in ravine now, a trudge through
deep snow back to the fields.
Thought about going over by the bowl,
haven't been there this centery.
Monte would have none of that, he had to
get home. He'll get left behind some day.
Followed the track back, got up to top of
my hill. It's a good slope but snow too
heavy to allow control. Aim, and pray.
Only did that once.
What will tomorrow bring, more snow