Tuesday, December 29, 2009

In search of "good" snow

Ian and I got in some skiing the other day. The snow was great in places and terrible in others. South facing slopes were icy but north facing slopes were great. I got to try out my new ski crampons and did a fair bit of side sloping on the way home. All in all it was pretty exciting to find nice snow weeks (?) after measurable amounts of new snow has fallen.
And, perhaps the most exciting find of the day, tracks leading to a kill. Not sure who left the tracks, we're thinking bobcat, and perhaps the prey was a squirrel or other small rodent. The was scat, fur and tracks! It was fun to look around for more sign and try to piece together the scene, it's been awhile since I've gotten to do that.

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