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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Skate Tracks

Today after work I went for a skate ski up into the mountains.  There was about 1/2 inch or so of new snow on a solid crust and the sunny slopes were all sun-warmed corn snow.  It was so perfect that I could do tele turns on the steep downhills in my cross country skis.  Utterly fantastic, best ski of the year conditions.

I decided to try and take pictures of my tracks, and I stopped a bunch of times to try and capture the terrain and my tracks.  But I don't think I succeeded.  My tracks just look like tracks in the snow, and the terrain looks mundane.  It is very hard to capture in a photograph the speed and exhilaration of a perfect day in the mountains.  But I will continue to try!  Patrick

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