|Hiking the top of the Front Hill|
|Looking south off the hill towards Pajarito|
|Across the valley through the scars of the Cerro Gordo fire. It was snowing down in Pojoaque|
No matter, the 1in. of new snow was sorely needed and the wonderfully maintained track skied great. I actually had first tracks during my loops which was a little unexpected. Was it the snow or the cold temps? Not so much, it turns out half the SWNSki crew was up rocking Crested Butte and their annual Alley Loop Race.
|Enjoying the small bit of fresh snow|
|Just before the turn around, looking west to the Valles Grande|
Skied out to the turn around in 50min., returned on the multi-use trail in 20min. Headed back out to explore the trail connectors and switchbacks for another 25min. I decided that in addition to the groomed ski tracks, what really makes this such an enjoyable trail is the broad skating area next to the track. I also noticed that in addition to the designated nordic trails, there are also flagged snowshoe trails that split off from the main multi-use trail. They head out to canyon overlook points to the north.
Loads of fun. Can't wait to give it another go this weekend.
|Light on the way back|
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