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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ice Maiden

Ventured out Wednesday morning after the weathermen finally got a prediction right. Got to test the new snow shoes finally. I climbed a small ridge that happens to be on town open space and did my best to try and remember where the property lies and where I might be able to put in a mountain biking trail. On the way home from work I was listening to Iron Maiden so naturally that is what was in my head during this little stroll.

I don't think if I were walking/hiking I would have been as thoughtful of where I was going and thus scoping out a trail while snow shoeing is perfect for said task. Unfortunately, the track didn't come out all that hot. Here is what it looks like in a bird's eye view on Bing Maps and at the bottom of this post is an edited version. Using the map below, it's best looked at zoomed in using the MSR Topo selection.

Snow shoeing is a tremendous workout. After 15 minutes I had to take off my jacket and hat and just go with a sweater. By the time I got home, I was soaking wet with perspiration from head to toe!


Outlined in white is there the first part of the trail may go. I might try to connect to Tamarack Road because there is a small sliver of land that connects there, too.

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