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2022-04-13 at 21:17 - comment by SteveR

Bob, it's good to see your recent reports! I had been thinking that maybe you had hung up the boards for the season.
Looks like I jumped the gun by skiing yesterday. The skiing was excellent, but today's weather was obviously much better than Tuesday's solid overcast.





Ready for take-off

Report Submitted by Bob Truman
(trip) Date: Wednesday Apr 13, 2022

Submitted: Wednesday Apr 13, 2022 at 20:52

Ready for take-off. The start of the final 700 metres on Upper Pocaterra.

Upper Pocaterra. I was snapping photos on the fly.

Packers as it approaches the non-existent ice crossing. There was no sign of any ice on the trail.

Alf's tracks at the back door.

Tyrwhitt had a couple cm of fresh snow. Some skiers were making their own tracks so they could all ski side-by-side.

Animal tracks paralleling Tyrwhitt.






Participants:

Whiskey Jack, Tyrwhitt, Upper Pocaterra, Packers.

Discussion:

You'll feel like you're flying. The tracksetting on the overnight grooming is lightning fast but is still very safe. The snow is edgeable if you need to snowplow.

Tyrwhitt had a bit of fresh snow but the tracks are still well-defined and the snow is cold enough to prevent any sticking. Blue wax worked well.

It is such a pleasure to have spring skiing without any of the usual issues such as "catch and release," collembola, tree debris, and bobsled tracks.

The temperature when I started around noon at Boulton Creek was -11. It warmed up to -6.

Thrill of the day: The final 700 metres of Upper Pocaterra(as it approaches Packers). I enjoyed it so much I climbed back up and did it a second time.



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