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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Buskin Speed Ski

Today Paul Z, Zoya and I went for a skate ski across Buskin Lake and up the Upper Buskin River to the canyon. There is a lot of snow and the recent rain created a nice crust - perfect for skate skiing. You can cruise the crust anywhere you want to go - sort of like ice skating without boundaries. I felt like a rocket ship flying through the trees.

The best part is that it was all upwind and slightly uphill as we headed up the river. So when we turned around it was all downhill to the car. You did not have to work at all and you just flew. Just glorious.

I was really impressed that Zoya came along because she was up all night at the hospital as a doula helping a lady give birth. She figured the exercise might energize her - and I think it did! Patrick

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