Didn't get my garmin going, so no track logged - will need to draw in my route from memory when we get the maps back later this week.
Good effort, some minor navigation bobbles. Narrow trails were mostly OK, with no major tie-ups or snagged ski tips. Was careful at the major intersections - stopped myself just before heading down a big (wrong) hill - 2 seconds well spent.
XC Ski - Skate1:01:02 10.92 km (5:35 / km) +180m5:10 / km ahr:135 max:150 shoes: '02 Peltonen Skate Skis
Waterville Valley - Parked at the lot by Livermore Rd - then up Livermore Rd to Upper M Snow Trail to the summit. First couple of km was wet and slow, although my skis were running fairly well, a bit dryer higher up, but generally soft.
Coming down was a bit hairier at the top - it was such a grind going up, I didn't realize how much speed I'd pick up. Things were considerably slower again at the bottom, snow was pretty soggy.
XC Ski - Skate1:33:34 15.76 km (5:56 / km) +322m5:23 / km ahr:135 max:151 shoes: '03 Yellow Fischer Skating
Quick lunch and change of skis to see how they run in this stuff.
Headed out the other way - Lower Osceola, up John Deer to Upper Osceola - coming back down Upper Osceola was another thrill - had stopped for a bit up top to rest and watch a chipmunk popping his head up from a hole repeatedly - but kept my legs moving enough that they didn't stiffen up.
Then over to Moose Run and Wicked Easy - hit each trail twice - once in each direction. Lapped some slightly older folks a couple times, stopped and chatted with them a bit.
Back down, then headed up Tripoli Rd a couple of km until my legs said enough. Gal with a US Team head band came swooping down just before I turned around. Things were cooler, crisper and faster the higher I got, which made for another exciting descent - tucked into the set tracks for part of it.
US Team Gal was coming back up as I got to the warmer and slower section - she had plenty of energy.
Quick out and back a short ways on Swans Way then the Pipeline Trail - legs were getting less and less happy, so headed back and called it a day.
2 1/2 hours skiing today - most I've done in quite a while.