Monday, December 15, 2008

Weekend Report

I got out for some great backcountry skiing both saturday and sunday this weekend. Saturday the snow was perfect, and we skied for a little over two hours. Yesterday the snow was not perfect, but we still skied for a little over two hours. The temperature rose to a balmy 34 degrees saturday night so the snow (which was like airy sugar on saturday) resembled thick, lumpy mashed potatoes. Oddly enough, the skiing was still pretty good.

I took advantage of the wet snow and made some preparations for a bonfire this friday night. I built up some walls behind the benches around the fire pit in an effort to create a sort of shelter from the wind that generally blows up the driveway from the west. I didn't have anything else to do while I was waiting for the sauna to heat up anyway. And heat up it did. It was just a tad over 160 when I got in; and by the time I finished up, it was up to just over 180. That's definitely at the upper end of the spectrum in the world of saunaing. When the temperature is between 140 and 160, it's really nice and relaxing. You can sit quietly and ponder life's mysteries. Once it gets over 160, all you can think about is how hot it is. It makes for a quicker (but still enjoyable in some twisted way) sauna experience since you start sweating almost immediately upon entry. I don't generally get it that hot, but it's a nice change of pace every once in a while.

Anyway, now you know what I was up to this weekend. What were you up to?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey!! It Glad to hear everything is doing well. Yukari & I are doing well here in Ky. It is often about 40 or 45 here. A few days of 20's, but nothing like Harbor. First snow is coming tonight. 2 or 3 inches. I wish it was 20 or 30 inches!!! Keep writing it always makes me smile. Tell Sarah we said hello (*o*)/~~~~

EdO & Yukari