Wednesday, December 30, 2020

XC Skiing - Here we Go!

Most of my cross-country skiing is at Glenelg Nordic.  There are 400 acres plus two more properties owned by avid cross-country skiers themselves, all interlaced with miles of ski trails. A lot of variety, ups and down, and almost all in the woods.  Wonderful!

We enter the trails and immediately drop down through some coniferous forest, up the hill and onward, an invigorating start to our ski.

The trail takes us around a curve, on across the snowmobile trail, down a steep drop through this dense stand of cedars and around a pond.  

Then we are into mature deciduous forest which continues with lots of ups and downs for a time.

About half way around the big loop we go down a long trail with a bend to the left at the end.

Here I am catching up to my buddy if I try hard!

Past some snow-plastered trees.

Up a hill, sharp turn to the right, and down around a blind curve, we are reaching the end.  There are other trails I will share sometime later this winter.  Just writing about it gets my mind back out there!


  1. Wow, this is the way to end 2020, looking back at a wonderful trail out there.

  2. Oh that was great to see. Beautiful.

  3. Nice winter pics along the ski trail. That is great you took a camera with you. Wished I had thought to do that years ago.

  4. Very nice Trail Pictures.
    Wishing you both a Safe and Happy New Year.

    It's about time.

  5. Looks like a great place to ski. Afraid my skiing days are behind me thanks to a bad leg -- such is life for an aging woods wanderer.

  6. Very beautiful. I tried to learn to ski but it was beyond me. Later I was diagnosed with weak ligaments, so that had something to do with it. Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable New Year!

  7. What a blessing to have such a wonderful memory!

  8. Oh, I love it! You brought back some very vivid recollections I have about cross country ski trips I made in Colorado. One full moon night when I went with friends to a beautiful area with lots of hills and valleys, a memory that is suddenly alive in my own mind. Thank you.