Cross-Country Ski Adventure

Cross-Country Ski Adventure

An ice fog lingers as the sun rises slowly behind the trees surrounding the Birchwood Trails. With a wax to match the temperatures, your cross-country skis slip freely on the snow. As you glide along the trail, you watch spindles of sunlight flicker through bare tree branches like an old film projector. Before long, the forest thickens to pine and spruce. The trees hide the sun but the trail is still brightly lit by blue sky above. At the Doug Barnes Cabin, you stop for a rest and a warm drink from your thermos. The only sounds are the creaking trees and the bursting rattle of a woodpecker’s beak upon bark. This day satisfies the part of you in search of a little solitude.