046 - 2010-01-03 Trail Creek

What's the best thing on your birthday? Go Skiing! After standing around for a half hour not beeing able to decide where to go, Niko, Gibby and I headed off to Trail Creek. Despite relative proximity to town, I'd never done this trail and we pretty had the place to ourself, despite some sledders going off trail on signed private land. First mile or so was sketchy with shallow crusty snow on a narrow south facing hillside trail. Once things opened up, the going was a lot better. Went about 3/4 of a mile past the Trail Creek Cabin and then stopped for lunch, festivities and beacon practice fail. Ski out went quick and we took the creek bottom down rather than the disaster waiting to happen hillside.
Conditions - Crusty hillside part reminded me of skiing in the northern part of the park. Snow was deeper and decent after that on a warmish and mostly clear day.
Ski - Karhu Dorado 195

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