A belated Christmas visit from my dear friend Michelle got me out XC skiing in the new snow midday yesterday. What a treat!
We checked out the trails at the Malone Fish And Game Club, which were wonderfully groomed and well marked.
It was much warmer than the -12 degrees F of the night before...but the wind was a bit more brisk than I had bargained for, hence my red ears.
As to the red on my chin: that's just my "winter coat." (For those who only generally see me online, I started that little project on Christmas Day.)
Thanks to Michelle for sending me these photos! (I'm still amazed how you can take such good shots without ever loosing your stride.)