Thanks for stomping


C heers and Jeers

A big fat cheer…

To the hardy soles who have stomped out a cross country ski loop inside the confines of Mettowee River Park.

I skied there for the first time in the storm Tuesday night and it was pretty nice especially versus the Rail Trail. While the RT gives you plenty of groomed space to ski on, long stretches without fresh snow combined with cold temps makes for some icy skiing – still pretty good.

But back to the park, it was hard to get much glide with the deep snow all around – poles kept going in pretty deep and it was easy to get off the trail and into the deep stuff but it was also nice to get off to a pretty quiet, nearly deserted chunk of land and get my sweat on.

It was good, tough work.

I forgot to take my GPS so I’m not sure how far I went, although I think it was about 1.5 miles, give or take.

Find the loop, now under all of this new snow unfortunately/fortunately, park just down the hill off of Church Street near the bridge.

The village plows a little lot for about three or four cars and the trail starts right there.

It takes you around the perimeter of the cleared area and into the woods near where Eagle Scout Scott Chapman created a trail as his Eagle Project – what? Two years ago now? – and into his trail system bringing you out to the river before taking you out near the water treatment plant and back into the wood for the return. Nice workout, varied terrain and no big hills. When I’m out I’m looking for flat and glide or hill climbing, I don’t want to go downhill.

It looks like the recent snowfall will have the tracks all filled in again so I’m thinking about chipping in some effort and snow shoeing out at least part of the trail to help pack it down…more on that later.

Comments

comments


Tags: ,

State budget shortfalls will have minimal impact on village, town

granville

By Matthew Saari While public schools across the state sweat and ponder how much state money they will receive for […]

Canal to open – but not here, Lock 12 shut down till August

Canal Open

By PJ Ferguson The New York State Canal Corporation is targeting to open all locks along the Champlain Canal on […]

Boat memorial restored

Boat memorial

By PJ Ferguson Members of American Legion Post 83 helped to rebuild the boat memorial that stands on the corner […]

Tax deadline extended for village residents

granville

By Matthew Saari Residents of the village of Granville will have an additional three weeks to submit their annual property […]

Village OK sought for power line; hearing on June 16

tdi route

By PJ Ferguson   A new project could bring in excess of $200,000 in additional property taxes per year to […]

Amanda Peet plays housewife turned murderer

DIRTY JOHN -- "No Fault" Episode 201 -- Pictured: (l-r) -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

By Barb Oates One of the most important things about a divorce is learning to pick your battles. For Betty […]

Ask Matt: Why is ‘celebrity’ so overused in show titles?

TVG_Ask_Matt

By Matt Roush Question: It’s tiring to see the use of “star” and “celebrity” in show titles. I clicked on […]

Obituary: Amy R. Phipps

Amy Phipps obit photo

Amy R. Phipps 73, passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield Illinois on Tuesday April 28, 2020. Amy was […]

Obituary: James Eli McKeighan

James Eli McKeighan obit photo

Rupert-James Eli McKeighan, 89, of Rupert, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. […]

Rick’s Picks: Country at Heart

Rick's Picks

By Rick Gables Country at Heart, starring Jessy Schram, Niall Matter and Lucas Bryant, is a new, original movie premiering […]

ReMIND, ReWIND – Lost in TV space

UNDATED, FILE PHOTO:  (FILE PHOTO)  Actors Bill Mumy (L) and Jonathan Harris (R) are seen in a television still in 1966. The 87 year-old Harris, who portrayed Dr. Zachary Smith in the television sci-fi show "Lost In Space", died November 3, 2002 of a blood clot in his heart. He was reportedly receiving therapy for a chronic back problem in a Los Angeles hospital when he died.  (Photo by Getty Images)

A flashback to our favorite sci-fi series of the ’60s By Robert Edelstein, ReMIND Magazine In 1966, the U.S. was […]

Town denies graduation in park

Town board masks

By PJ Ferguson   The town of Whitehall will not permit use of Skenesborough Park for any graduation ceremonies for […]