Although my friends know that I'm a serious cross-country ski racer, it's important to enjoy a ski through the wilderness where speed and competition is not the end goal. In life, one must kick back and take a slower pace on occasion. On Christmas Eve, after a good workout I decided it was time to follow my own advice. Thus, I continued my ski by doing a Lake Superior North Shore river ski! This activity involves skiing at a slow pace up (and then back down) a local creek or waterway. In my case, I started up the Amity Creek riverbed, and soon could hear the rushing water of rapids beneath the ice. My ski also included both skiing up and down a small waterfall! I posted four photographs of my ski. (click upon any image to view at full size).
Here are a few other great events which don't stress competition, but concentrate on enjoying the northern wilderness:
- Book Across the Bay (ski at night across frozen Lake Superior)
- Volks Ski 400 (enjoy a week long Winter family festival "up north")
- Wabos Loppet (take a wilderness train ride ... ski back to the start)
Molly and I are already signed up for Book Across the Bay. We're considering the other events given our schedule!