Friday, January 21, 2011

TA Report River Highlands State Park


Date: January 21, 2011
Location: River Highlands State Park
Condition of Trails: 5" powder over hard snow

Observations: What a difference three days can make. Instead of soft snow, clouds, and a cold drizzle I was treated to sunshine and snow hard enough to walk on top of. I even considered riding on it-well, on a Pusley maybe. It was cold and the wind was picking up, a primer for the deep freeze to come. I stuck to the green trail at the southern end of the park.

Snowshoeing on hard snow is a lot easier physically than tramping through powder, but it requires more technical skill. You need to make sure your shoes and poles are well planted, or they'll slide out from under you. I've also learned- the hard way- that snowshoes are nearly impossible to walk backwards in.
Trail Ambassador Name: Glenn Vernes

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Town: Cromwell
Trails Ridden: Green
How Did You Use The Trail? Snowshoeing
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Duration: 1.0 hrs.
Distance: About 1.5 miles.

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