6:30 wake up- get dressed, coffee, morning "stuff", drive to Eldora.
7:45- begin Skate Ski in the dumping snow
7:48- see broken down groomer
7:55- realized ALL trails have yet to be groomed and there is anywhere from 3"-6" on every trail.
8:15- start really having fun in the snow. With all the snow on the trails, nothing matters but just skiing and moving forward. Who cares about technique, who cares about heart rate, just ski and enjoy. It was awesome.
8:55- it occurs to me how awesome backcountry skiing would be today.
9:05- get in car, make some calls, cancel planned bike ride, drive back home.
9:35- change out of Nordic clothes, into Backcountry ski clothes, grab some food, water, and drive back toward Eldora.
10:45 (ish)- the fun begins
Yesterday, may have been the best "double day" I have ever had. I got freshies (Fresh tracks) while both Nordic Skiing and Backcountry skiing. I got to hang out with He Who Shall Not Be Named and Meriwether (thank you for the pictures!) and later dinner with The SMRP and doggies.
What an amazing way to leave the Colorado winter behind and start the bike racing chapter of the year.