Skywatch Friday: Old School Skiing

Today we went cross country skiing on the groomed trails at Old School, a Lake County Forest Preserve.

It was a grey day with some patches of blue and the last mild weather day before another cold front moves in. I haven’t been skiing for probably 15 years so I was moving like a born-again newbie. I fell twice, both times when I was standing still.

Arthur had skied once before, also many years ago. We were not smooth but we had a great time and a great workout, too.

We didn’t see any wildlife besides one deer we spooked when driving through the parking lot, but we saw lots of animal tracks. Here’s a well-used deer route.

This one’s got me puzzled. It looks too small for squirrel but it ends at the base of the tree. What could it be?

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5 Responses to Skywatch Friday: Old School Skiing

  1. Linda Jacobs says:

    I love cross country skiing and you area looks beautiful!

    Even gray skies can be awesome!

  2. That looks like a winter wonderland adventure … assuming there is hot cocoa back at home waiting (with marshmallows!)

  3. Pouty says:

    Now I’m wishing I was back home in Michigan; I want to cross-country sky too! I have to drive 200 miles and get to an elevation of 6000 ft. to even see snow. Welcome to Sky Watch.

  4. Louise says:

    Welcome to SkyWatch! Your first post is excellent. I’ve always wanted to cross-country ski, but never have. LOVE you first photo.

  5. Arija says:

    I just love a snowcover in a forest. Great shots.

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