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In the 7 days ending Mar 23:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Hiking9 6:23:12 17.67(21:41) 28.44(13:28) 82
  XC Skiing Skate1 1:27:33 15.78(5:33) 25.4(3:27) 404
  Biking Commuting2 46:34 10.11(4:36) 16.27(2:52) 82
  Total11 8:37:19 43.56(11:52) 70.11(7:23) 568
  [1-5]11 8:22:38

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Saturday Mar 23 #

6 AM

Hiking 1:12:15 [1] 5.4 km (13:23 / km) +2m 13:21 / km
shoes: Salomon Snow Cross 1

On-ice Walk NE of Onion River
6:41 AM; Washburn, WI

-2.4 °C; Clear
Beautiful eastern sky on this cold morning. The hard freeze had solidified the slush on top of the ice, but I managed to break through right off our beach and started the walk with one moist foot. Chatted with one fisherman who had drilled his hole right outside the flume of the Onion. He told me that bait fish are hiding in the muddy water coming from the Onion and that the large fish are looking for them. Then we headed straight for the South Channel, the gap between Madeline and Long Islands. Not to get there, it's 7 km one way, just to have a a direction. Dogs were always far ahead, Mellie not even looking at me, Roux making sure I was still there. After 2 km, we headed for the house where the owner plunged 12 m to her death, it had a frozen waterfall right next to it. Once there, we followed the bluff back to the Onion, taking many pictures. By now, the lake was getting pretty busy with snowmobiles, fourwheelers and walkers heading for their fishing spots. Everyone wants to catch a few fish before the ice breaks up.

Friday Mar 22 #

8 AM

Hiking 48:41 intensity: (9:41 @0) + (39:00 @1) 1.48 km (32:54 / km) +13m 31:31 / km
shoes: Asolo FSN 95

Back 40
8:17 AM; Washburn, WI

0.4 °C; Cloudy
Changing batteries and memory cards on trail cams. Very little action for the past 6 weeks, mostly shadows of wind-blown trees triggering the exposures.
11 AM

Hiking 1:11:43 [1] 5.08 km (14:07 / km) +11m 13:58 / km
shoes: Salomon Snow Cross 1

Onion to Sioux River On-ice
11:44 AM; Washburn, WI

1.1 °C; Clear
Walked on the ice towards Sioux River, as recommended by Mike, with Lynn and dogs. In many places, there was just a thin crust on top of slush. Enough to bear the dogs but not for us. Still much easier going than on shore. Mellie wiped out once on glare ice and was hobbling for a few minutes but recovered. She and Lynn turned back at Friendly Valley Beach because she had a work call. Roux and I made it to the mouth of the Sioux. The Sioux is ice free but the slough is still covered. We made it back before Lynn, who had met Dan, a regular guest at one of our neighbors.

Wednesday Mar 20 #

6 AM

Biking Commuting 4:07 [1] 1.16 km (3:33 / km) +2m 3:31 / km
shoes: All-City Space Horse

Green Line to TPC
7:08 AM; Hamline Midway

1.6 °C; Cloudy
No slippery spots on Nicollet Mall, either. The gate to the TPC courtyard took me by surprise, much less resistance against the door closer. Only one other bike in, besides me. I took advantage of the shop to lubricate my rusty chain.

Biking Commuting 3:51 [1] 1.09 km (3:32 / km) +3m 3:29 / km
shoes: All-City Space Horse

Home to Green Line
6:33 AM; Home to Green Line

0.8 °C; Cloudy
Decided to make this my first bike day. Took bike on train to go in, not wanting to encounter slick spots. Albert was in decent shape, only the intersection with Blair had a remainder of a berm left by a plow.
3 PM

Hiking 29:50 [1] 2.61 km (11:26 / km) +2m 11:23 / km
ahr:90 max:100 shoes: Asolo FSN 95

Hamline Campus
4:27 PM; Hamline Midway/Frogtown

7.8 °C; Cloudy
Maximized today's campus visit by zig-zagging through.

Biking Commuting 38:36 intensity: (4:01 @1) + (13:21 @2) + (20:14 @3) + (1:00 @4) 14.02 km (2:45 / km) +77m 2:41 / km
ahr:135 max:155 shoes: All-City Space Horse

TPC to Home
3:35 PM; Hamline Midway/Como Park

8.7 °C; Cloudy
Always an adventure getting used to the biking routine again, many things to forget or miss. Like my gloves. I realized on my way to TPC that I had probably left in the bike shop area, where I had put them aside while lubricating my chain. I looked, another guy had his bike on one of the stands, told him, he commiserated with me. I even went to the security desk in case somebody had handed them in. Back to the bike room, one more look, nothing to see. The guy said "Are those them?" pointing at my gloves which were neatly placed at the bottom of the stand where I had worked on my bike. I looked three times and did not see them.
As expected, the rid home was rather wet, lots of spray from the many melt water puddles and rivulets crossing roads and trails. Not many fellow cyclists out. A slow ride, as they usually are this early in the season.

Tuesday Mar 19 #

7 AM

Hiking 10:53 [1] 1.14 km (9:33 / km) +1m 9:30 / km
shoes: Asolo FSN 95

Home to Green Line
7:06 AM; Hamline Midway

-1.8 °C; Clear
3 PM

Hiking 1:07:48 intensity: (5:00 @0) + (1:02:48 @1) 5.34 km (12:42 / km) +38m 12:16 / km
shoes: Asolo FSN 95

Green Line to Home to Energy Park Short
3:36 PM; Hamline Midway

9.1 °C; Clear
Lovely afternoon walk home, and the with dogs. Getting back to doing the Energy Park daily loop. There's just a gigantic mount of removed snow in the middle of Energy Park, 10-15 m tall. I wonder how long it will take to completely melt away.

Monday Mar 18 #

6 AM

Hiking 11:27 [1] 1.11 km (10:19 / km)
shoes: Asolo FSN 95

Home to Green Line
6:26 AM; Bruce Vento Trail

-4.7 °C; Clear
A rare trip to LRT where I didn't have to hurry.
3 PM

Hiking 43:54 [1] 3.88 km (11:19 / km) +9m 11:11 / km
shoes: Asolo FSN 95

Green Line to Home to Hamline Campus
3:47 PM; Hamline Midway

5.2 °C; Cloudy
About the same temp as yesterday, but without the sun, it did not feel as warm. Sidewalks are drying out, though there are still some stretches under water. Amazing, how fast the snow is vanishing.

Sunday Mar 17 #

7 AM

XC Skiing Skate 1:27:33 intensity: (50 @1) + (1:21 @2) + (19:41 @3) + (15:31 @4) + (50:10 @5) 25.4 km (3:27 / km) +404m 3:12 / km
ahr:157 max:169 shoes: Fischer RCS CarbonLite Skate

Hyland Skate Ski
7:33 AM; Hyland Park Reserve

-3.8 °C; Snow
Close to the same as yesterday. Short no-pole warm-up, five loops to the Boulder Ridge cut-off, of which four with effort, the last one easy. Made it a longer cool-down doing Frogtown, no poles and stopping for some pictures. I don't know if you anticipate snow by the color and light of the clouds. It had that pink-yellowish tint for some time and sure enough, I soon saw some lazy flakes that gradually turned into a nice shower. Another great workout!
1 PM

Hiking 26:41 [1] 2.4 km (11:07 / km) +6m 10:59 / km
shoes: Asolo FSN 95

Hamline Campus
1:49 PM; Hamline Midway/Frogtown

4.4 °C; Partly cloudy
Every day a little less ice and water on the sidewalk and no hat needed. The sports men and women coming out of the fly fishing expo at Hamline U enjoyed seeing some sporting dogs ambling by and looking for handouts.

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