Saturday, February 03, 2007
More Cross Country Sking
It’s been a cold day. This morning before the wind got to be too strong, I went out with a neighbor skiing behind our houses. If you ski across a field, you can get back into an area where there are the high school cross-country trails and even some old roads. However, there are many down trees, more so than the last time I skiied here.
My dog also went with us. He doesn't like having his picture taken (he's afraid a flash will pop), but I got a backside shot of him. He loves the snow, but after a couple miles was ready to be done as the snow gets into his paws. He had to keep stopping and gnawing out the snow that had become packed into his paws. It was about 5 degrees F, with a wind chill well below zero. It was cold enough that when the wind blew the space between my glasses and hat would sting and give me brain freeze. I’m sure some of you think my brain stays that way. By noon, the wind had picked up extensively, clouds moved back in, and snow was blowing. It was bitterly cold; it was good that I had plenty of work to do inside.
It's amazing that there are still pockets of water that doesn't freeze. There is a spring here that feeds this small pond.
As the ten day forecast has us staying below freezing, I'm hoping there will be more days of skiing.