At a time of life when most people are looking to go south for the winter, our chosen direction is a bit unusual… Up North. Rather than flee winter’s cold and snow, we embrace it. It’s no accident that our new home in Duluth is right across from the Lester/Amity ski trails. What better way to start a sparkling, sunny winter morning than striding or skating along the trails? And at the finish, a mug of steaming hot chocolate is only a short walk away.
This snow-starved winter, our backyard trails were sadly of no use. But Duluth was still a great starting point in our quest for snowy trails. Weekends found us driving up the shore, where the Onion River Road became a staple for our ski workouts, and later on the After Hours trails in Brule, WI garnished enough snow for good ski conditions. Many thanks and kudos to those who carefully tended those trails to keep them skiable for the winter enthusiasts like us!