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Saturday, January 9, 2010
Some days I think I'm losing my mind. I went to the wrong ski trail for the club outing today! After waiting 20 minutes for the leader I left her a note and headed out on the easy trail.
I'll skip to the end, just because it's such a joke! She went to the right place (duh!), and was the only one there. So if we had managed to show up at the same location there would only have been the two of us. But that's ok. We each had a nice ski outing. Actually, she was better off without me because I'm not really a very good skier.
This is called Pentwater Pathways, and they have a nice new trail mapboard! I did the green loop (the easy one) twice. That was plenty, at a total of just under 4 miles. Remember that pulled muscle? Well, it's 95% ok, but it gets tired, and I'm afraid if I twist it wrong that I'll hurt it again, so I didn't even venture on the medium difficulty trail. I'm kind of a chicken on skis. I only started skiing about 6 years ago. My adventure buddy, Ellen, is the one who got me started, and she insists I stop calling myself a novice, but... this is one sport where I'm kind of wimpy.
But the trail was beautiful, and having a groomed pathway makes it a lot easier to ski safely. Of course, with the grooming, I couldn't take Maggie. Dogs are not welcome on trails that have been cared for that well!
On the way back, I saw these little bufflehead ducks. They were a little too far away to get really clear pictures, but they are such cute little guys that I thought I'd show you anyway.
One of them even agreed to show off for you a little bit. I also saw a tufted titmouse, and blue jays, but couldn't manage to get a picture of either one.