We woke up this morning to snow coming down at 1 to 2 inches per hour, and I wanted to get out on my cross country skis before the snow got too deep. I've been out on the Kalabus-Perry trail a few more times on skis and snowshoes since I wrote about it last month, and this morning I made a quick circuit past some interesting terrain that the K-P accesses.
Around 4 inches of new snow had already accumulated when I headed out at about 9am. The trail head is at the end of our block, so my travel time was zero. In about an hour's time, I can either make a circuit of the 3.5 mile figure-eight K-P, or do a partial circuit with side trips.
Today's snow will provide excellent nordic and downhill ski conditions for this weekend. The snow - mix line on this storm should be somewhere between Albany and Saratoga, with areas from Saratoga Springs north remaining all snow. If you decide to try the K-P trail, you'll find I've broken out part of the trail. Here are some other local options for free, groomed cross-country skiing:
- Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park
- Saratoga Spa State Park
- Lake George Recreation Center
- Crandall Park