Saturday, March 01, 2014
Local Tourathon 2014
This winter, after skiing consistently enough in December and January to get the urge for a marathon I looked into one near Watertown but it didn't sound too interesting since it was four laps around a course for a total of 30 miles. I decided to take advantage of the frozen creeks downtown to form a route that would provide at least 30 miles of trail. It wouldn't be the most interesting places to ski but the concept made up for some of the short comings; leaving from home and heading down Six Mile Creek to the Inlet which would link to both the Black Diamond Trail and Buttermilk State Park. In the end I only made it 25 miles, but on two long uphill sections and one long flat one I had to break trail in snow deep enough to bury the tips of my skis. It was nine hours of fine skiing in a light snowfall and ten minutes in a heavy squall.