A x-c ski with friends in relatively warm weather (compared to the last few days in December), followed by a relaxing sauna was a great way to spend part of New Year's Day.
Iras and Heather
Heather has a wonderful network of x-c ski trails all around her land in the Seeley Hills area. We skied for a couple of hours while the 3/4 moon was rising, the clouds were clearing, and the sun was beginning to set.
The trails are wide enough for a skate lane (Heather was skating) and classic tracks are often set.
During our ski, we passed a gnarled and weathered tree displaying the work of a Pileated Woodpecker.
At the end of our ski, Heather treated us to warm cider and home-made holiday cookies.
Afterward, we headed to Iras & Charlie's to partake of their recently finished sauna (sorry, no pictures this time...), the perfect end to the day.