Saturday, February 28, 2009

When the snow hardens, it's Spring

Late February. The snow is just starting to crust. Now its hard enough to keep me from sinking to my hips when I ski. The last couple of weeks have been a grunt - pushing submerged boards through the woods, a great workout. Now, though its still -20'C, the days are lengthening, the sun is warm and I can skim across the tops of the drifts. There's exhilarating pleasure in cruising the bush behind our log home north of Whitehorse.