Before leaving Maine last week I had a couple of really fun opportunities. First off it snowed in the county, in Fort Kent we only got a couple of inches it was enough to ski in our front yard but that was about it. Further south in Caribou they got about 8 inches and so one of the cross country athletes fired up his snowmobile and groomed a 2km loop in the field behind his house. Considering that there wasnt that much snow and he was grooming by dragging a pallet behind his snowmobile the skiing was quite good. A couple days later it snow more in Fort Kent, this time it was enough to put on some rock skis and slog around the trails. It was not nearly as good as the skiing was in Caribou but we still had skis on our feet and were sliding around on white stuff.
|The skiing in Caribou|
|My new Madshus ski bag all packed and ready to go|
|The skiing in Fort Kent|
|A $2,500 piece of art|
The next day after the fundraiser the MWSC crew joined the bates, bowdoin, and colby college ski teams aboard the North Haven Island ferry to compete in the Maine state college rollerski championship. I had never done this race before but it was super cool because it started with an hour long ferry ride out to the island then the 15km race made one loop around the entire island. I had an okay race I placed 5th overall. Just being on the island and seeing everything was awesome!
|A lighthouse as were leaving the mainland on the ferry|
|Maddie on one of the island docks|
|Maddie with the all of the island docks in the background|
|Riding the ferry home we had a super cool sunset|
|Flying out of Seattle to Wenatchee|
|The snowmaking cloud that sits over the Nordic Center|
|Waxing up new Madshus skis|
|Racing the Canadian IBU cup trials|
|Another racing picture|