Saturday, January 10, 2009

City of Lakes Loppet

Very good.

I got started skiing on Isles late this afternoon—lots of other folks out enjoying the trail. It was a picture-perfect Minneapolis day with ice skaters and ski skaters together under the skyline. Lovely. I went on to Cedar (a bit icy under the bridges) and Brownie and back to the Chalet, and then skied the whole of the Loppet trail (minus a couple more exposed segments when I got hungry and cold) back to Uptown. It's in fine shape. The classic track is solid most of the way (although missing on some steeper hills as would be expected) and the skate lane looks good too. The snow-making section is firm and fun, although I had to kindly but firmly as a snowboarder to not stand in the middle of the trail back down along the sliding hill (which was seeing quite a bit of sled action). All in all, a great long ski under the full moon. A bit cold, though, across the lakes home.

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