It has been snowing off and on the last couple of days. Hopefully, there will be lots more snow in the mountains. Lucy is snow boarding in Sapporo today and tomorrow, and ALex was snow boarding in Tahoe. Two different parts of the world – my babies!!
Dave and I went cross country skiing on the 5 Lakes Trails up at Ura Bandai about an hour away, on SUnday. It was a cold, snowy and blustery day. I had Lobster claws on but it penetrated through and my donnies were frozen!! So, I changed to another pair of gloves which was way better.
The coverage was about 6 to 8 inches or so and we had to watch out for rocks, wooden steps etc. The snow was sticking to my skis and i had no glide at all, even after rubbing the skis with some Toko rub-on wax. Did not help that the bottle of was over 10 years old!!
The scenery was beautiful and the trail was along these five little lakes., about 4 km. long. I am not a good strider at best and these conditions did not help. I had to keep taking my skis off when we came upon rocks, wooden steps and roots of trees. We did not do the whole trail – maybe in a couple of weeks we will try again.