Report for today: Two hours skiing in Sandon – best ski I’ve had yet. And certainly much better than my first time out. It’s actually quite a pretty trail. The snow, however, was very sticky and we struggled from the beginning at the warming hut to the end turnaround. A good deal of the way we were like, “Snowshoeing on skis.”
However, on the way back, because we had by now created a trail, we were able to glide most of the way. Because the snow was stickier than the first time, I had no trouble going up rises and I totally enjoyed all the little downhill bits – didn’t fall once – at least not on the downhill bits.
I fell four times, outdoing Sheila by a count of one – and we both had the same issues. There we are, gliding along and suddenly one ski sticks – wham – over you go!
Not that it mattered. The good part came at the end when I negotiated the small hill down in a nice easy glide (no falling) and then effortlessly went up the next little rise to the warming hut. Yay!
As I said, best ski I’ve had yet. Maybe I’m beginning to get the hang of this. And I totally get it that the more little ups and down the more fun it is.
However, giving the increased stickiness of the snow situation, tomorrow we are snowshoeing to Payne Bluffs. And as for the day after, I’m keeping an eye on weather and avi risks. Might postpone.
And that’s about it for my day.
I got out – that made it a much better day than yesterday. Oh – except for getting a note from an agent saying she had no time to even look at any queries or manuscripts for the next six months. That’s the challenge now – just getting people to read what I’ve written.