Chittenden Loop Trail

Jan 21st 2010 — Yellowstone — 9:38 pm

On Sunday we drove to Tower Junction on the only road in Yellowstone that is open during the winter to do some cross country skiing on the 10 mile Chittenden Loop Trail.

Practically the whole way out on the loop was uphill. When we got to the top the map had indicated that the remaining terrain was steeper than what we experienced coming up.

About this time we were hanging out and a fairly serious looking skier was passing by. We decided to consult with him about the rest of the trail.

I asked him if the way back was steep. He asked us if our skis had metal edges and we said they didn’t. Regarding the way we were about to go his exact words were “I wouldn’t do it”.

I laughed at this nervously, alternating between thinking he might actually be right, we should turn around, and that he was just underestimating our abilities to navigate what lay ahead. It did turn out to be steeper than the way out, but it wasn’t a big deal.


1 Comment »

  1. I’m looking pro, huh?

    How funny! I am still recovering from that trip. 10 miles of XC skiing is no joke.

    Next time I’ll have to take more pictures of you skiing, when I’m not so worried about falling every 2 seconds.

    Comment by Hilary — January 21, 2010 @ 10:53 pm

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