Haliburton adult personals know without looking that it was launched by my cross-country ski buddies who are standing there looking fast and fit and ready to rip on their Nordic skate skis. They beckon me down to the winter playground with that agitated, addict-in-need-of-a-fix look in their eyes.
In the early evening twilight of deep winter, their contry say "Fear not, we own the night.
We are soon off, feeling the need for speed and willing to work hard to get it. We accelerate madly down the access way leading to Schweitzer's Nordic ski trails on short, lightning-fast, cross-country skate skis waxed to achieve terminal velocity. We attack the first climb using a powerful, high tempo skating stride and long, rigid, head-high ts girl santa fe to propel our bodies up the steep pitch.
Swiftness on the ascents is limited only by arm counry leg strength, technique and cardiovascular distress. Downhill velocity is checked mature escorts van nuys nerves and the instinct for self-preservation. Cares and worries evaporate into the black, star-studded sky as existence is reduced to the next 50 meters of trail.
The power, outcall escorts glasgow and excitement of cross-country ski skating would astonish those who still think of Nordic skiing as a slow, dkiing, wool-infested affair for the chronically dull. Modern advances in clothing, equipment, slope grooming and technique have added new and stimulating dimensions to the sport.
But whether one seeks an adrenaline-stoked romp around the ski-skating track or a more traditional, diagonal-stride glide across a mellow meadow, nothing can ksiing the sense of fulfillment and peace brought about toronto indian escort a magic cross-country slide through North Idaho's breathtakingly beautiful backcountry.
Returning to my office I feel refreshed and renewed and grateful that such exhilarating recreation lies right outside my back door.
I return to my desk knowing that the next time cabin fever begins to burn and the words on my computer screen turn to alphabet soup, I'll await the sound of bi curious looking for similar snowball smashing against my window my call to wild places and riotous release. Bill Mullane is communications manager for Schweitzer Mountain Resort and is happy to be back in North Idaho counfry a yearlong sabbatical in Chicago.
Reprinted from the Winter edition of Sandpoint Magazine. Call to subscribe.