Why We Love Ice
Posted in the 2011 Blog on February 21
In the Northeast we have had a snowy winter in 2011. A few days ago all the ice in Vermont and northern New York was under snow, usually with a thick slush layer between the underlying ice and the dry snow on the surface. Two warm days melted most of the dry snow into the slush and a couple days of cold, windy days froze the exposed slush. We went from ice nowhere to ice everywhere.
On Sunday February 20th, a group of us skated for 20 miles on southern Lake George. Surrounded by mountains rising as much as 2,300 feet above the lake, a cloudless sky and light winds made for a perfect day. This is one of many reasons we love lake ice. Click here for a few pictures from the trip.
Vermont Nordic Skating is an informal group of skaters in Northern New England. If you are interested in getting involved, get in touch with them.