Night Skiing

Lit cross-country ski trail at Sovereign Lake.
Lit cross-country ski trail at Sovereign L.

Well, in our quest to get our twice a week, Kristin changed her shift so she gets off early a couple days a week, allowing us to get out night skiing at Sovereign Lake. We usually get there around dinner time, when no one else is out and leave just as others are arriving for their evening ski. As a result we often find the trails groomed and trackless as you can see in this picture. It’s like having your own private ski trail. As nice as the pic looks, it is hard to do justice to the beauty of this area whether in day or night- part of the awe is from the sheer scale of the whiteness.

Due to the extra day out each week we have already exceeded last year’s total number of outings, with three or so months left to go! We’re currently up to 17 times out with nearly 16 hours of actually skiing, so if we can extend our average time out to over an hour, we will come close to the 50 hours mark that we hit paddling last summer. I’m actually looking forward to paddling already, especially doing another trip or two, but this ski season has been outstanding so far and we are about 2/5 of the way in. “Surely the boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places.”

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