Saturday, 26 January 2013

On the slide at Slochd

A fine day on nordic skis at the Slochd. Such sport in Scotland is brief and has to be grabbed while it lasts - the trails are probably already bare after some rain and rapidly rising temperatures.
I hired the kit from the ski school at Slochdmor and skied out to the memorial stone above the Dulnain river and back in beautiful sunshine and a rapid thaw. Part of the route forms the western edge of the Cairngorm National Park.
The softish conditions made for a steady glide which becomes a bit meditative - you could go for hours given the chance. 

The picture does not do the dayor the snow conditions justice - I picked about the thinnest spot on the entire route.

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