Outdoors

Cross-country skiing update

There’s very little snow in the woods so far this winter except at the higher elevations.

On Sunday, I had to go to Teacup Lake, which is about 4,500 feet on the side of Mount Hood, to find enough snow to go skiing. The Oregon Nordic Club grooms at Teacup Lake, so conditions were good, at least given the not-much-snow situation. I’d guess the snow is 3 to 4 inches deep there.

Just north at Pocket Creek though there was really too little snow to enjoy trying to ski.

With the current weather pattern, it looks like this will be a lean winter for those of us who enjoy the skinny skis.

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