Friday, February 6, 2015
The old gang is skiing again
This past weekend my great grand niece and nephews and I went cross country skiing at Lapland
Lake, in upstate New York. I took up the sport as a way of staying in shape during the winter for
Lapland Lake is where I did my first 50 kilometer ski race in 1982. What an experience! It snowed from sunrise until dusk. Only sixteen of us finished this marathon, during a blizzard, that year.
This was our first time for this season. I only like to start cross country skiing when there is a minimum of 60 cm of snow on the ground. We skied a few beginner trails and once around Woods Lake. Woods lake is a wild lake with a depth of 21 meters. I fished there once and was amazed at how clear a lake like this can be. Fish can be seen holding at 5 meters below. The lake has lake trout, bass and panfish.