One week ago we had some snow here, and I went out in the landscape skiing. Ski conditions were bad, but it was a nice workout and nature experience.
Easter Sunday I dared to go skiing, despite the fact that there were lack of snow on some fields. But overall it was a lovely nature experience!
Also this Sunday, late March I have enjoyed the nature on my skis! Amazing indeed!
Some weeks ago I didn’t expect that I was going to ski 16 of March, a sunny day with 4 degrees Celsius! Thanks to the existence of crusted snow under a thin layer of loose snow it was possible to ski, even if some of the passages had no snow at all! It was indeed a lovely nature experience!
Sunday was a lovely Spring-Winter day with sun from a nearly clear blue sky and a few degrees plus, like made for spring-skiing. But these few last days the sun has worked hard during daytime to melt the snow, but the cold night has preserved some of it and also made crusted snow. So I took a chance it was possible to go skiing and was blessed with a couple of hours of relaxation in the still white landscape!
I had to work a couple of hours previous Sunday, but in the afternoon I was able to ski in the wonderful nature, before it got dark.
After a dull week of rain, it was amazing to watch the winter coming back again!
Saturday I went skiing in some part of Southern Vätterleden, east of where I normally ski. I was curious if the walking trail was suitable for skiing also. I can now say that I do not recommend skiing with only 15 cm of snow. Furthermore some part of the trail is at the same time steep and narrow, which make it rather dangerous when you ski downwards. Maybe I make a new try a coming winter with a lot of snow, a day when I have more time and can go further east.
I lost my lens cover somewhere in the snow. Actually went back some part of the trail looking for it, but it is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
The photo above is typically not from the walking trail, but a hill only 1 km south of my home.
When I go ski in the neighbourhood I partly ski in a hiking trail called Södra Vätterleden. I have an idea to further investigate this hiking trail one of the coming weekend, if the winter let me! An idea I have is to go east some hours and end up in a different part of the outskirts of town, and from there take a bus home. Or the other way around.
To my great joy the “real” winter returned two weeks ago. This has the positive consequence that I have been able to ski, starting from my home (just outside the door) the past two weekends! It is a wonderful nature experience and a healthy form of exercise.