My intentions for today was for a bigger ski day but I had no success in making that happen. With the amount of snow that fell yesterday and all night long, it would be work no matter what track I tried. Time was on my side today so I was ready for whatever. My first choice was Moraine but the snow was too deep to get my car into the lot. Well I could access Moraine from Upper Tramline, but only to see Louise parking lot a mess of snow banks and plows. How about Great Divide then, it seemed OK a few minutes ago when I drove by. Headed back there and by now a car was stuck in the snow in the entrance to the lot. Oh what should I do?
I drove back down to the Village and to the train station parking lot where I started yesterday and which had already been cleared of snow this morning. This is also a starting point for the Bow River X-C Ski Loop so that is now my planned route. It was beautiful along here with so much snow. It was warm and calm with blue sky and sun. A faint track was visible under a few cms of snow. I was thoroughly enjoying my ski....
....until in a matter of a minute it turned dark, the wind whipped up, blowing snow off the trees, it pelted wet heavy snow and created white out conditions. I was continuously being snow bombed. Enough was enough and I had enough. I did an about turn to head back. At the road crossing, I clipped out of each ski. On the other side I could only clip back into one binding. I tried and tried and tried but could not rectify the issue. One ski on and one off, I ski-hopped, slip-walked, made a mess of the track, over about two kilometres back to my car.
I was done like dinner so I went back to my room and ate my dinner as a late lunch. Tomorrow is another day!
I have one binding that is always tricky and I curse and whine until I can make it work. I've never had to hop back, cross fingers!ReplyDelete
I hope you never have to hop back! With the amount of snow I was standing in and it was continuing to come down, humidity level was 100% and the temperature dropping quickly, I was doomed with ice build up in the binding!Delete