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Thursday, January 17, 2013

LOTM: a winter activity

skiing in north idaho kootenai refuge

This is my first winter in a small town and in the mountains. Ben and I decided to dedicate this season to skiing! We chose cross-country ski because I'm afraid of downhill skiing :-) For some reason I'm sure I'd fall all the way down the mountain and break everything possible. I prefer flat surfaces. This weekend we went to Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge to ski. If only I'd known how long the trail was!! We spent 4 hours there. Almost non-stop. It got dark after 5pm and the last part of the journey took us through a pitch-black forest. Other than that it was lots of fun: fresh air, beautiful mountains, elk and deer on our way, crackers and smoked oysters for a mid-way snack... After the adventure we had a rewarding dinner at a local brewery and then drove home. Skiing is pretty hard, it's like running, but it feels really good to know you went all the way through and spent some quality winter time outside. What is your favorite winter activity?

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11 comments:

Gypsy in Jasper said...

I am a terrible cross-country skier. I fall to the side constantly... or at least it feels that way. It's a great work out through and it can be a really nice way to take in a beautiful area.

It looks like you had a great time! I still think you should try downhill skiing, though. There's nothing like the rush of flying down the slopes.

aree1997 said...

Oh my , I always dream to skii on snow-capped mountains. Lovely scene :)

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Gentri said...

SO beautiful!! I need to go cross country skiing! I felt like I was right there with you.

Kelsey Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous photos! You're making me want to get out of the house and make good use of all of this snow!
- Kelsey @ Time Stand Still

Mat said...

i've never been skiing but i would like too, though i'm crappy with the cold

Lena said...

Cross-country skiing, smoked oysters, and dinner at a brewery? This sounds like the most perfect of days. :)

Allie @ Between Dreams said...

EEP! I've never skiied or anything before, but am going to in a couple of weeks! SO NERVOUS.

But maybe it's the things that make you nervous that are REALLY awesome? That's what I'm telling myself anyway :)

Kelley Spurlock said...

Cross-country skiing will totally kick your butt!! I love it though! I'm glad you've been able to get out and enjoy some of that snow!

The Egg said...

so beautiful! i need to get out and try this winter

xo the egg out west.

sweet harvest moon said...

I would love to go cross country skiing!

You should really try downhill ;)

chestnutmocha said...

Thank you for the comments, friends!! It was so much fun to go skiing, we actually try to do it at least once every week now. I will go downhill skiing at some point but not too soon... :-)

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