|This marker is just a short ways from the trail gate near Hwy 77.|
Monday, February 3, 2014
Birkie Trail outing
Part of the American Birkebeiner Ski Trail is a 10-minute ski/walk from my house. Yesterday, it was -16F in the morning, so I waited until 2:30 in the afternoon, when the temp had risen to 10F, to go skiing. I skied the section of the trail that is about 7K from the finish on Main Street in downtown Hayward, starting near Hayward Lake and going to where the trail intersects Hwy 77 East and back. The trail was freshly groomed for skating, but no classic tracks were set. It was a beautiful, sunny, blue sky day and I'm glad I didn't let the cold keep me inside. I'm working up to skiing the 23K Kortelopet later this month for the second year in a row.
The next three images are looking toward the climb that brings you to the top of the last hill, the one with the Dave Landgraf memorial.