|Stand tall noble Rossi's|
I had picked up my skis at this year's ski swap and my first outing with them didn't go so well. The edges were scaled with rust spots and grime, so I spent an hour with a filing tool removing most of that junk. My effort was rewarded with heavenly gliding in Colorado's backcountry and built-up excitement to get up to Santa Fe's Norski trails as soon as possible.
I skied down through a ~1mi. track we'd cut in the new snowfall the day before. The fading light gave off some extraordinary orange and pinks over snow caked hills. Made the climb back up to base camp without problem. Stopped several times for photos and to admire the views of a new year. Recovered with hot chocolate and brandy, my lovely wife, and good friends.
Now if I can string together another 364 days like this, my year ought to be pretty freaking awesome.
|Self portrait with the year's first sunset|
Neff Mountain Trail - Clickable map below
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- Area Nordic Trails Listing
- Colorado Hut-to-Hut - Neff Mountain
- Chama Valley Ski Classic - Jan 15-17