This time of the year, it seems the blog is about the weather, a little more weather and then an entry about the weather.
I guess that's spring in Alaska. Most of us are anxious for the snow to melt away and to get a bit closer to all the summer fun.
For the record, today was a bit of step back from our warming spring days. Right now, it is 41 degrees outside, but there also was a light snow-rain combo falling a few minutes ago. But today in our old hometown -- Muskegon, Mich. –- the temperature was below freezing and there was light snow.
The good news for those of us who call Anchorage home is that the cross-country ski trails are still in amazing condition. Gina and I joined Dave K. a few days ago for an afternoon ski. It was utterly beautiful. The sun was out, the snow was fast and Dave took us on a part of the trail system at Kincaid Park we hadn’t visited previously – and almost no one else was out there.
Midway through the 12 or 13K loop, Gina and I shed our gloves. I didn't even take a hat with me. It was the essence of spring skiing – sunny, warm and truly fabulous.
I'm sure it wasn't my final ski of the season, but if it was, it was the perfect goodbye.