I must first explain the title of this post. This ski trip started as the desire by the desire of 3 wobbly women (Dorothy, Inge, and myself) for a easy back country ski trip due to our various aches, pains, and lack of skiing this winter. Jim joined us after just returned from skiing in Whistler. And voila, the obvious title.
It was a delightful day of skiing. We started from Hawley and did a loop including the Power Line Pond and Ben Lake. I am sure that Jim will provide the exact details. There was a firm crust with powder snow on top. Previously skied tracks in the woods were often icy and crusty but skiing on the ponds was easy with just enough snow to make everything pristine white but breaking trail effortless. There were wet patches, in the usual wet spots. We managed to catch brief glimpse of the sun; over all, lazy flakes of snow drifted down most of the day.
Distance: 10 kM?
Temperature: Snow clumps under my skis if I stand in one spot