Friday, January 30, 2015

Track Conditions

I'm very disappointed to report that the skate and classic tracks at Teton Lakes have fallen apart.  If, like our Nordic Club, you are stubbornly in denial and head out on skis anyway, then I'd highly suggest avoiding the daytime slush by going either first thing in the morning or later in the evening.  During the colder times of the day, the tracks will be icy and rutted, you'll punch through the crust with skis and poles, and you won't go anywhere fast, if you go anywhere at all.  For safety's sake, you ought not even try for speed on the few parts of the track that are skiable, unless hard falls don't bother you.  In fact, you may not even want to get out of the car... (it's not worth it).  The one redeeming thing is that at least it's still beautiful.
This is the third time this season that we've lost the track.  Hopefully winter will come back soon.  It looks like we'll end up doing dry land training for the Nordic Club next week.  I'll keep you posted.

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