Maryland Outdoor Club
Sat, Jan 23 2010 - XC Skiing - With Lesson: 1/23/10 (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Chris B., Jerry Wright
Participants:Jerry Wright, Guinevere Boyd, Nils Olson, Nicki, Tom Reichelderfer, John Fogle, Beverly Hoeftman, Charmaine Weston

Write Up:
Attendees: XC Skiing with & without lessons collectively dubbed as "The Wild Bunch!"

Some days the most productive thing you can do is turn off the alarm and go back to sleep.

The warm up and precipitation with low night temps turned the snow into a solid block of ice. It was the worst I've seen in 17 years. The forecast of 5 inches of snow on the backside of the storm did not happen. Typically there is a coating of snow just enough to permit skiing after a storm - not this time. The outfitter decided the conditions were too dangerous for rentals and closed shop shortly before we arrived. We held a talking intro to XC skiing in the warming hut and did some simple demo that didn't require skiing. A couple of us with skis tried the trail area and decided after a few minutes that the outfitter was correct.
We departed about 1PM and had a late lunch at Puccini's just east of Cumberland.

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