Apr 6, 2020
This is the first winter in 14 years where I didn’t have Tessa the springer spaniel as my sidekick, and I’ve been missing her more than words can say.
Christine loaned me her dog for the day, so I returned to the Hayfield trails yesterday, this time with Freddie the springer spaniel in tow.
The weather was very different from Saturday. It was overcast with a moderate wind, so seemed a lot colder than the -5°C which registered on the car thermometer. In the big meadows the tracks were drifted in and the wind was brisk, but once down in the forest it was a lovely day.
I only met one other skier on the trails but there were four more vehicles in the parking lot with skiers preparing to ski when we returned to the trailhead. One of them was the groomer who mentioned that he might get back out today and do some tracksetting.
I’m enjoying the trip reports and banter, and seeing how creative people are at finding places to ski, and the new phrases which are being coined such as “Covid ski zombies.” I expect this pandemic will spawn a lot of books and movies.