Monday, February 27, 2012

Winter weather! Hooray!

Saturday, February 25th wasn't only the day of the Retro Ski Fest. It was also the day of the American Birkebeiner, North America's largest cross country ski race. It draws skiers from all over the world to little northern Wisconsin, including some very friendly folks I love from Wyoming and South Dakota.  These guys groom ski trails!   You should know how much I love snow!

Korte skier Linda was a good stick-thrower
Gurrrr Gurrr Gurrr

Kent from Sturgis, South Dakota came along too. The pack did not get a photo of him, but you can see him in my "Wild West Adventures".

I brought the stick back most promptly.
 Adventures on Sunday morning included Kent and Linda going for a ski as the storm just started up, while Arly and Curt were out in the Rhino working on the trails. Later on, Sandy and I had a BC skiing  adventure at Maasto. That helped us work up and appetite for the upcoming feast!

The pack was remiss in NOT getting photos from our fabulous post-Birkie party held in our den on Sunday evening. Eleven friendly skiers (6 of them trail groomers! I love those folks!) got together to eat fine food and drink some tasty beverages, tell skiing stories, and celebrate Curt, Linda, and Kent's visit to the Copper Country. I was so very tired after this busy, busy day. I love having company!

Monday we bade our western guests farewell, then Arly headed out to tame down the deep drifts that blew in starting on Sunday morning. After lunch, Sandy and I headed to the trails for some fine deep snow adventures. Arly had many adventures too, only not as fun as ours.
Arly was rolling in the Rhino.

Ryan was packing the trail with the Grizzly.

I packed the trail for Sandy!

River Trail in the Dam Meadow finally getting tamed.

It was good-n-snowy... good-n-snowy that the Rhino got off the trail and stuck!

Good thing for the 4000lb winch!
Thanks to Susan who ski-packed a trail to the tree for Arly.

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