Skate ski1:30:00 23.0 km (3:55 / km) +341m3:39 / km
Condition were so much better today than earlier in the week. Several km on the dog loop with no poles then a couple tempo race loops. Fast snow as 13:18 and 13:06 for the loops (almost 5km). Several minute break in between and then a little cool down. Felt pretty good. GPS took a while to find satellite so missed the first 3 km.
Skate ski2:12:00  34.0 km (3:53 / km) +725m3:30 / km
Road trip to Salmon Arm for some vehicle maintenance and Rich was kind enough to lend me his car so I could head up to Larch Hills for a long easy ski. Some variable conditions at times on the trails that hadn't been groomed recently. Other trails were great if a little slow. Covered a lot of terrain including the southern trails which I rarely do. I think I prefer the central and northern trails.
Skate ski45:00  7.5 km (6:00 / km) +100m5:38 / km
Had plans to do some more intensity during this ski but the poor condition kiboshed that... groomed last night and then about 3-4cm of new wet snow on top made it slow and uneven. Skied around with the dog and after realizing nothing was groomed called it a day.
Backcountry skiing (Hi5) 2:45:00  10.5 km (15:43 / km) +1000m10:39 / km
Half day with only Stuart (Lucas had to go back to work). Back up Cody Creek but this time headed into Cody Basin, climbed Moonbo and then onto the peak above the Lumberyard. Went a little too far right early on and found some tricky trees. The traverse onto the ridge wasn't too bad but certainly better in stable conditions. No problems on the ridge getting to the summit - it is quite gentle. The run down in the adjacent bowl was excellent. One cliff band which we went around on the right (looks like left also works). Should cut onto the main path sooner for next time. One pillow section but nothing crazy. Skied out the road for interest - a little overgrown but you could get a sled up to at least the first avy path easily.