OK, for nearly a month I've been up here surrounded by some of Colorado's premier ski resorts...and haven't been skiing. But yesterday at least I had the chance to do some cross country skiing. I love that type of skiing--it's something I've been doing since I was probably 8 years old. So I'm experienced...but very out of practice. And my entire body is reminding me of that fact now...
It was beautiful though. The center had many trails, enough that even though it was fairly busy, I often felt alone on the trails, which of course is part of the attraction of X-country skiing. This is the first time I've skied somewhere that they groom the same trails for both classic (which I was doing) and skate skis. So that was different. It made for very wide trails. There were many incredible views of the surrounding mountains and more enclosed trails where all I could see were the snow-covered pine trees climbing up or down from where I skied.
So that and other things we did yesterday meant no writing at all for me, but I'm very glad I was able to do some skiing at least.