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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow Fun at Big M


snowy morning on Campbell Road

Today was the annual ski and chili outing for our trail club at the Big M ski area. It was a perfect morning with a "salty" snow falling on the trees as I drove Campbell Road to Big M.

All together, 10 people showed up. Before lunch Ed (also went on the big hike this past spring) and I snowshoed the Corkpine Trail (about 1.2 miles). Most everyone else skied first, but a couple of people came just to enjoy the company. The wood stove warmed the building nicely after a really chilly start. Club VP Loren (of Four Dogs and a Friend) brought chili, crackers, brownies and hot chocolate! After eating and some chatting time, I took off on the Lumberjack Trail (1.6 miles) on skis. It was a great day! I didn't pull that muscle again at all; it was just a little tired, that's all.

Here we all are- We look like a bunch of old fogies. We would be happy to welcome younger participants, but it's interesting that the winter activities seem to be owned by the oldsters.

SPW Trail Club members at Big M

See Four Dogs and a Friend
See Playtime at Big M


Auntie E said...

Looks like fun, wish I was closer love winter fun. Great looking group.

Duxbury Ramblers said...

Sometimes I think we old fogies have more fun than most of the youngsters today, good company makes all the difference.

Ann said...

Looks and sounds like a great day.

VS said...

The snow has been a fav subject lately :) The first picture is fabulous and the groups seems great!

marg said...

I think old folks really do know how to have really healthy fun nowadays. And that does look like a great bunch of people that can have a wonderful time. Great picture.

WillOaks Studio said...

Looks great to me--inspiring and something everyone should aspire to, regardless of age. As a contrast to your snowy views, here's where you can get the lily bulbs you saw photos of on my blog! http://www.johnscheepers.com/catview.cgi?_fn=Item&_recordnum=7644&_category=Lilies:Heirloom

Very hardy one that multiplies in just a few years--one of my favorites!

spinninglovelydays said...

Sounds like you all had a great time. I'd love to try out winter activities, but I don't know how that's going to be possible without leaving the Philippines, lol

Rick (Ratty) said...

Skiing always looks like so much fun. One of these days I'm going to give it a try.

Sharkbytes said...

Auntie E- There must be some hiking club near you. It is a lot of fun to know that there will be some event every month with others of like mind.

Hi Duxbury- We sure know how to have fun with less tech toys!

Ann- good friends, food, trails- absolutely!

Vanilla- snow is always one of my favorites! I love all the seasons.

Hi Marg- This is pretty much the hardcore winter group! And a wood stove always gives great ambiance.

Karen- Hey, thanks for the info on the lily. I'm going to go look it up. I really like it.

Ivy- You and Marguerite will just have to come visit Michigan!

Ratty- Go for it! I just learned how about 6 or 7 years ago (which is why I'm not too great!)