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Updated 1/16/2018

We are OPEN today.

12º at 7:00am.
Forecast high, 25º.

We woke up to a half in of new snow overnight. New cold snow sparkles, another beautiful, sparkly morning.

The open trails: Turkey, Woodcock, Snow Goose, and Grouse, Goshawk, Lower Blue Jay. 10 km. The skiing is so, so good!

The skiing yesterday was fabulous. Really nice tracks. A great day. Blue sky. Wow. And the brooks are putting on a show! Ian caught two spots where the ice formed slush balls and then caught and started to flood the trail. After the first spot on the Woodcock he came right back home. Found an ax and an ice chopper and Chuck and they headed out to break it up before it flooded the Woodcock. Happily back in the snow cat and thinking that was that. (Ian still had the ax in snow cat, probably always will.) Continued grooming and had the same thing happen on the Grouse. Hopped out broke up the ice and didn’t flood the Grouse. What a day! Chuck found some info online and anchor ice and ice forming during such cold temperatures is quite interesting. Turns out to be very hard on aquatic life in the stream. Scouring and suffocating life below.
Ian also had a great bird siting, Golden Crowned Kinglet out on the Turkey. They are around but not often seen.

Reminders on dressing warm:
Goggles would be a great idea today.
Dry clothes and socks, dry, different socks into your warm ski boots after you get here.
A couple layers, wind proof on the outside.
A scarf, neck gaiter, or buff.
Mittens are warmer than gloves.
Hand warmers and toe warmers really help.
Hat and hood.
Wool or fleece in the middle.
And a dry base layer to wear home.

Drive slow and drive safe.

One of the weather forecasts we are following:
Josh reports from the middle of the state, but the forecast is comprehensive and pretty darn good. Worth a follow or a read now and then.

YES, yoga on Saturday! January 20th at 8:30am.
Weekly yoga schedule:
Monday 9-10:30 am flow
5:30-6:45pm flow
Tuesday 7:30-8:30am stiff and sore
Wednesday 7:30-8:30am stiff and sore
9-10:30am flow
Friday 7:30-8:30am stiff and sore
9-10:30am flow
Saturday 8:30-9:30am (most Saturdays, check above) slow flow

Ian, Chuck, and Tracy

Wild Wings Ski Touring Center and Yoga
PO Box 132
246 Styles Lane
Peru, VT 05152