Night Skiing

Tonight I went looking for some slightly warmer ski trails out at the top of Gilmore Trail road. It's now -40 down in town, but up to -10 in the hills. It was super fun to be out in the woods at night! Sometimes when I ski with the high-power fancy headlamp blaring, it feels like it's darker than it really is. When I got out to the top of the hill, I turned it off for a bit. *click*... Yep it is really that dark. With no moon and no light pollution the stars were out bright! It's pretty mesmerizing to ski alone at night on snowmachine trails. Nothing but the narrow headlamp beam, the squeaking of cold snow, and the occasional spooky scratching of alders playing in the wind.

Mega-icicle on the breathing mask.

Yep, it's dark.

More as it happens...


I decided last year, after seeing my brother's excellent Blogspot (A Day in the Life), that I wanted one of my own. After choosing a neat preset template and writing a quick blurb I immediately encountered the catch-22 of adventuring blogs. If you're out doing things cool enough to write about, you'll have no time to blog, and if you're sitting around with time to write, you must not be doing anything worth posting. Furthermore, I had no digital camera to bring back evidence or glory-shots of all the neat places and people.

This year I must have been a pretty good kid because Santa brought me a brand new Canon Powershot A590® digital camera. It zooms, adjusts, stabilizes, transforms, exposes, balances, focuses, displays, records, and it even takes pictures! Now my blogspot site here has a fancy new redesigned and customized look to it, and I've got a camera for uploading pictures.

With any luck, I'll remember to plug the camera into the laptop, upload epic photos, and spin dramatic accounts of the things I've been doing. I know a lot of people that I don't get to see very often. Maybe this way those people can at least see what I've been up to.