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Skiers crossing Red Pine Lake

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32 responses

  1. I’d love to see some snow. Cracking picture Scott!

    January 13, 2014 at 9:15 am

    • …and I’d love to see your images of a Cornwall under snow, Adrian. Thank you. πŸ™‚

      January 14, 2014 at 6:54 am

  2. Looks like a fine day to be out on the frozen lake, taking it all in and getting good exercise in the bargain!

    January 13, 2014 at 9:32 am

    • I’m still skeptical about walking across frozen lakes, Gary, but it was definitely a good day to be out there hiking/snow-shoeing and getting the heart-rate up!

      January 14, 2014 at 6:55 am

      • Anyone who has seen “Never Cry Wolf!” will always think several times before considering walking on a frozen lake. I know I do!

        January 14, 2014 at 11:59 am

        • I have only walked across some frozen streams…when I was a child…. The idea of walking across this lake, even after seeing these other guys cross it, still creeps me out. I’ll keep my perch up on the ridge and make photos of them doing it. πŸ™‚

          January 14, 2014 at 6:40 pm

          • Further….I hadn’t heard of the movie, but I Googled it yesterday and then looked for it on Netflix…but they don’thave it. Might have to try to find it at a library….

            January 16, 2014 at 9:51 am

  3. . . . they face a choice ahead . . . stay on their own path, or change course. Do you know what they decided?

    January 13, 2014 at 10:19 am

    • They’re actually following tracks that were already laid…as I saw the lake before they entered the scene. They are coming up to an option in turning left with the left-hand course, but they actually keep going straight and up the side of the mountain. I will have another post about their continued journey shortly….

      January 14, 2014 at 6:58 am

      • I noticed they were, but also noticed the diverging track.

        Sounds like they were fairly conservative, and stayed the course.

        Interestingly, when we snowshoe we avoid existing tracks. I think I would do the same for cross-country skiing if, you know, I cross-country skied.

        January 14, 2014 at 1:35 pm

        • This deep into winter, it would probably be just as safe to have gone some other route…I’m guessing, though. And as far as the snowshoeing goes, I still usually stay on the known trails, given the danger associated with avalanches in our area, and the fact that I’m often hiking alone…so it doesn’t bother me if someone else has been there with their snowshoes…helps the plugging-along go a bit smoother. I did do six miles on the snowshoes a couple of weekends ago and was very happy when I came to a trail where someone else had already prepared the way…even with the shoes, going through two and three feet of snow is some pretty tough work…..

          January 14, 2014 at 6:52 pm

          • Oh, I don’t mean heading off on my own; just parallelling existing tracks. And yeah, if we’re talking 3 ft of snow, I welcome the trailblazers.

            January 14, 2014 at 7:13 pm

  4. Fun!

    January 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    • Looks nerve-wracking to me!

      January 14, 2014 at 6:53 pm

  5. Cold! Nice shot, Scott!

    January 13, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    • Thank you, Gunta. And yes, it was rather cold up there. πŸ™‚

      January 14, 2014 at 6:53 pm

  6. My eye goes from lower right to upper left. I love the purity of the white snow followed by the blackness of the tree silhouette only to be drawn back around by the slate blue shadows all engulfing the cross county skiers. Your composition is exquisite.

    January 13, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    • It’s nice that you had such a response, Bonnie…glad that it took you to all of those places. Thank you. πŸ™‚

      January 16, 2014 at 8:45 am

  7. I love the snow but I want to be where it is warm…I use to ski but my old bones can’t take the cold. LOL Thank you for sharing Scott

    January 13, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    • Yeah, the cold and snow can be rough on our old bones, can’t they? πŸ™‚ You’re welcome for the sharing, too, Kat….thanks for being here.

      January 16, 2014 at 8:46 am

  8. The light and shadow is so stunning here! What a wonderful point of view!

    January 13, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    • It’s a beautiful place, Susan, and I would have stayed there for quite a bit longer, but there was nowhere to sit without getting wet from the melting snow!

      January 16, 2014 at 8:47 am

  9. A long, long trail!

    January 13, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    • It’s about four miles up to the lake from the trail-head…and who knows how much further they went…but it was beautiful all around. πŸ™‚

      January 16, 2014 at 9:44 am

  10. XCountry… the most peaceful of all sport… and the best part, you don’t need no steenking GPS! Nice one, Scott.

    January 14, 2014 at 7:49 am

    • Thanks, Michael…and no, there’s no need for GPS out there, just turn around and go back the way you came!

      January 14, 2014 at 6:38 pm

  11. That would truly scare me……wide open spaces and crossing frozen water……I saw a young woman last winter crossing the frozen Carlingwark Loch with a child in a pushchair. Nuts.
    Despite my misgivings on that score, you do get some remarkable angles on these scenes…..and detail in the sunlit snow….professional job, Scott.

    January 14, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    • Yes, John, I enjoy the adventure of being out there, but have not been exposed to such situations in sufficient quantity or quality to give me any measure of comfort being out there….and I agree, the lady pushing the child out there was nuts…wow. Climbing to the heights out there does give one a great perspective on things….thank you for your words, my friend.

      January 16, 2014 at 9:48 am

  12. nice picture… tells a story.

    January 14, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    • I think it does, Shimon….thank you.

      January 16, 2014 at 9:49 am

  13. This is a super smooth and dramatic image, Scott. The sky, the slickness of the snow, the whole visage is something else! πŸ™‚

    January 17, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    • It was quite a hike getting there, George…and then quite a reward waiting for me at the lake. I’m glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

      January 20, 2014 at 1:13 pm

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