Jan 10, 2010
Winter is here, and I suggested to Chris that we do something different and go XC skiing. Some car time to continue our discussions on climate change issues, and a little cross training for me in this Ironman year, and Chris is always game for an outdoor adventure. Plan "A" for me was to ski out/back to Glacier Point. But it didn't look like we could reliably do that on a short January day w/o camping out, which I didn't have time for. So instead we did a strategic all-in-one-day drive up to Bear Valley. We wanted to ski a jeep trail heading off into the back country, but found that those darn snowmobile'rs had talked the Forest Service into widening their reach, and there's now no place to ski up there that's reserved for the wilderness feel of XC skiing, except.... Plan C - pay the bucks to do the Bear Valley XC Ski Center trails.
Chris, looking classy