For the past few Januaries I stated "I am going to focus on X-C Skiing" but it never happened! Here we have another January and once again I have decided to focus on X-C Skiing this winter. I got a good kick-off in December on my skis and for my first outing in 2020, I went for X-C Skiing rather than snowshoeing. There were a few options thrown out there and I opted to go for a track I have not been on before and that is the Terrace Trail that eventually meets up with the Bill Milne which I have frequented before.
We started from Kananaskis Village.
No train ride for us today!
There were a couple of intersections along the way.
view from our dining spot
The track was not in good shape past the Golf Course so we went no further.
On the way back was when I secured a ski shot.
the view along Bill Milne
walked on that bridge to get back here on the other side of the Bow River
The last few kilometers were straight forward back to The Village.
With still a bit on time on our side, I sat inside by the fire sipping the last of my tea.
This was a most enjoyable day of X-C Skiing expect for loosing ground when that wicked wind blew me backwards in the track. It was nice to discover my level of experience and pace was quite similar with the few others I choose to share the day with. I will declare today was a success with focusing on X-C Skiing this winter!
I've been doing a lot more XC than snowshoeing the past few winters. There's something about the full body workout and pace I really like. If only the trails weren't so steep!ReplyDelete
We are fortunate here to have as flat or as steep or anything in between that we want. I like the workout too and carrying a smaller pack with less weight than I take when I snowshoe.Delete