Ski (AT) 2:56:41  9.9 mi (17:51 / mi) +746m 14:28 / mi
We were up reasonably early to some light snow, and should have skied earlier, but dickered around a bit. The plan was to ski to the top of Wildcat on the Wildcat Valley Trail and then down. (I'd thought about going down to the road, thumbing over to Wildcat, skinning up there and skiing down, but turns out Wildcat was super windy and icy and such, so that would have been pretty miserable. Still a little bummed I didn't kill myself the day before MSA and skin up Wildcat after skiing the Sherbie).
Up to Prospect, skins on and a skin up the trail in a couple inches of new snow. We passed people setting tracks ahead of us and pushed on to the summit. Mostly gradual and relatively easy, and the new snow made it seem doable coming down (the metal edges help). The fact that I did this at age 13 on used nordic skis with friggin' three-pin bindings is insane, although I think we did it in a lot of powder so it was slower. We stopped just below the summit where we found a helmet that had rolled down on to the trail to layer up, delivered the helmet to ski patrol, ran up to the summit summit, and then skied down.
The ski down was great! A couple of sketchy spots, and I was certainly slower than Lincoln and Jess, but lots of fun. Flew through the birch glades, nice turns in there, and then on to the groomed trails, which had a couple inches of powder on top. We absolutely flew down those trails—what fun!—and back to the car for the roads to be clear!