Gigi Estes is back in the saddle (or, should I say back on the trails) reporting on the adventures of the Waterville Valley’s Nordic Silver Streaks.
Gigi writes, “Yippee, snow in Waterville Valley over the weekend. I am so looking forward to our hike and potluck on Wednesday, Nov. 14. As of today, the forecast for Wednesday says no precipitation. It may be snowing Tuesday. It will be cold (18°F) and windy and a great way for us to get ready for the season. I walked part of the Greeley Ponds Trail with our son on Sunday. We found crusty snow and beautiful sun. We had traction for our boots, which was needed. It was gorgeous and peaceful. A couple from Concord had just returned to the parking from skiing. They had walked up Livermore, carrying their skis, beyond the bridge where the Livermore Trial turns to the left and found pretty good skiing beyond.
“We will meet at 10 a.m. at the Depot Camp parking lot. Please be dressed for winter conditions. Though I don’t expect any hunters, wear something bright. Bring traction for your boots, microspikes or Yak tracks. And don’t forget your Golden Age passes. If you do not have a pass, please bring $5 for the parking. I am not sure how much a National Forest parking ticket amounts to at this time, but I know it is a lot. We’ll decide where to walk Wednesday when we gather. Gigi”
Want to learn more about the Nordic Silver Streaks? Contact Gigi at email@example.com.