Good Afternoon skiers,
That's right. You
saw it right, this is the snowshoe report today.
Have been no reports for a few days, what
with one thing or another,
and some polar conditions.
Lots of snow, temperature in
Forecast is cloudy, scattered snow showers,
high temps. in 20's for another WEEk.
This afternoon I said, 'what the
hey', put on snowshoes and headed for 1/3 mile loop.
Walked all the way with that tight
mince-marching gait that is so stressful.
for my lower legs, ankles. High-stepping
through deep snow.
Seemed I was sinking in to knees, even on
snowshoes. Into the training zone.
All the way planning track to be best for a
skier. Three times around I was thinking.
Second time was easier, still
mince-marching, but just stepping on the higer spots
left from first time around. Thinking for
the third time around
I would stretch out my gait and get back
into training zone.
Third time took eight minutes. Caught my
breath and went back around withershins,
to clear damage I had done racing through,
Dressed a few curves.
Couple of places a different track for a
skier going clockswise or withershins.
Half inch of powder tonight, should be
ideal to ski in the morning.
Hasn't been this good for at least ten
years. Probably won't be this good again.
Sorry Ginny, you can't go skiing after work
until after Groundhogs Day.
Was thinking, what would this field be like
in a thousand years?
The same? Unlikely. Moist forest? Dry
savannah? A bean field,
to help feed double-digit billions of
people ? ? Stop thinking John