Archive for the ‘Cross Country Skiing’ Category

Cross Country Skiing at Snow Mountain Ranch, CO

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Dee and Clare Enjoying the White Stuff

Dee Skiing Blue Ridge Trail

Dee Enjoying the View on Blue Ridge Trail

Having Fun at Snow Mountain Ranch

On February 5th, Dee and I went Cross Country skiing at YMCA of the Rockies, Snow Mountain Ranch. It was a lovely day, but a bit on the windy side. We skied for 3 hours and then headed home. It was a lovely day out and I really enjoyed Dee’s company. Fabulous times!

Jim Plant Memorial Ski-Orienteering Contest

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Clare and Kelly Get Checkpoint #13
Team Clearly Elk (anagram of Clare and Kelly) braved wintery conditions for the Jim Plant Memorial Ski-Orienteering contest. For those who don’t know, Ski Orienteering is where one skis around a course as fast as one can while reading the map and hitting checkpoints in order.

Jim Plant Memorial Ski Orienteering Contest Map The 10th Checkpoint
The Map and a Checkpoint

It’s a combination of athletic prowess, endurance, map and geography negotiation, and patience. Kelly and I demonstrated all of these attributes over the course of the day. We did not come in last place, so that was nice…but we definitely have a long way to go before we dominate. (more…)

Cross Country Skiing – Snow Mountain Ranch

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Mike the Speedster Kelly Smiling at Snow Mountain Ranch Clare Cross Country Diva
Met Kelly and Mike for a beautiful day of cross country skiing at Snow Mountain Ranch. Spring was definitely in the air. As lunchtime rolled around, temps warmed considerably. We agreed it might be our last time out for the season. In a few spots, pine cones were sticking out. Time to switch to spring sports. (more…)

Cross Country Skiing – Frisco Nordic Center

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Eric & Dennis at Copper Mountain

Skiing at Frisco Nordic Center
I dropped the guys off at Copper Mountain and then went to Frisco Nordic Center. I went to Butterhorn Bakery for breakfast. Then, I traipsed all over the trails at Frisco, enjoying the fresh powder for the next 4 hours. Got a call from Dennis at 2:30pm, then I headed back to pick them up. Everybody had fun and I got a supreme workout. (more…)

Cross Country Skiing – Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Clare & Kat at Devil's Thumb Ranch

Met up with Dee, Kat, and their doggies for a nice day of Cross Country Skiing at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. Dee tried a ski jouring clinic while Kat & I sampled some of the trails. Fun Day! (more…)