Gigi Estes reported that last week’s frigid temperatures didn’t keep the Nordic Silver Streaks off the trails. Read her report, below.
Wednesday, January 23 was a most frigid morning, -3°F, at the Nordic Center. Fourteen hardy Nordics dared to be outside today. The Nordic Center generously provided us with hand warmers and Dermatone to protect our faces. Warm-ups with Fran truly limbered up our joints; we then bundled up and were ready to face the elements. The sky was blue, the sun bright and the snow sparkled as strewn with diamonds. We had a bit of new snow so the conditions were very good. We skied Snows Brook as far as Sloppy Joes, which is still closed, and returned via Figure Three. We were warm enough except for out thumbs which eventually several of us tucked into our mittens. Most of us returned to the Nordic Center a little bit earlier and appreciated the cozy fire. Two more Nordics joined us for lunch. We were a happy bunch, having successfully weathered a special day.
Thank you, Nordics, for the “spotlight” in the program for “Marking the Moment” at PSU (Jan 23-27) for which there are still tickets. Call 535-ARTS if interested.
By Gigi Estes