Recovery complete and feeling very energetic, I a went on a quick solo ski tour today.
A chance to get out, stretch the legs and get some activity in this weekend.
Backcountry skiing does not need many miles to feel like something was accomplished.
I did the class ~6 mile CMC Ski Trail – Little Raven loop ( I did the loop in reverse from the link. I enjoy the downhill on the road).
Being smarter in my older age, I went up later in the day. As expected, most of the day crowds had left. Since I was solo, I could do the tour in less than three-hours.
No need to get there early, deal with my fellow weekend warriors on the road and grumble about the crowds I am adding to. 🙂
There was time enough to enjoy the scenery of winter and even tweak a gear setup I was curious to try out.
It was beautiful, just cold enough to be bracing, not windy and the snow was pretty good.
A wonderful quick ski tour.
There is beer in the fridge. Dinner is cooking. And I am already thinking about what I want to do over Christmas.
Having four days off, I feel so energetic. A lot personal tasks were accomplished and the ideas are flowing forth. Makes me realize how much energy I put into my day job. It is not so much the work (I enjoy the problem solving aspect of IT work quite a bit, actually), it is the day-to-day drudgery that goes with any job in a large organization at times. I don’t need to expound upon it. Sadly, most of us are familiar with it. 🙂
So it goes.
We’ll see what 2016 brings…
What type of skis do you like for day trips with light day pack in the 5 to 6 mile range. I live in. S W. Co. I am not a telemark skier. Thanks. John
Without knowing you, your skiing ability or style and where you plan on skiing (flat? rolling? Steep?) hard to say. This article I wrote may be useful:
Assuming you are a beginner, a short and wide ski with fish scales for rolling terrain works well.