Tuesday, April 02, 2013
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