That being said, conditions weren't ideal. With a moderate snowfall falling all day, it would have been impossible for the groomers to keep up with the trails. So, conditions were quite slow, with a good two to three inches of unpacked snow coating most of the trails.
I started off exploring some intermediate trails, but it was obvious they were less packed than the other more popular trails. As a result, the first kilometer was quite slow.
I headed back to the popular Joe Buzzell Lane trail, and shortly afterwards while taking a break before a climb, I watched a woman fly past me with pretty good speed. Ah, okay. Sure the conditions are slowing things down, but it's not a total excuse.
So, off I went and thankfully the JBL trail was indeed pretty skiable. Opted to take a small section of black diamond trail on the Deer Run trail back, before it turned back to intermediate. That was on a downhill, and fun to fly down!
Decided to call it a day after that, as I knew the drive home was going to be a bit of a white knuckle drive with snow conditions and I wanted to beat most of the "rush hour" traffic, if such a thing exists in rural Maine. Planning on returning tomorrow.
Skate skied 5.5 kilometers @ 8.4 kph/avg.
Trails with a 2-3 inches of unpacked snow. Very slow conditions.
Upper 20s, overcast, snowing moderately throughout.
Long pants, windbreaker, short sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves.