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With fresh snow we have been able to ski on the Red Cedar Trail almost every day. We had about six inches overnight. It was great skiing in the morning but the winds came up and the temperature started dropping in the afternoon. We have been seeing a couple of deer each morning at the 2 mile marker.

 

It was a beautiful day to ski on the Red Cedar State Trail. We had 8 inches of new fluffy snow overnight and the sky was a bright blue. The tables at the visitors center were covered in snow.as was the bridge over the Gilbert Creek.

With the cold weather the ice was building up and was also covered in snow.

It was late in the afternoon and we met quite a few skiers on the trail. There were also some nice reflections on the Red Cedar River.

On the way back we heard some familiar sounds and saw a small flock of Trumpeter Swans land on the river.

 

With fresh snow I’ve been able to ski to the ice wall on the Red Cedar Trail. The recent cold weather has formed a very nice wall.

 

It has been treacherous to be out and about this winter. Snow followed by rain has turned most trails and driveways int a sheet of ice. The Red Cedar State trail was no exception. When we decided to walk down the Trail to see the ice formations we wore our ice cleats. Sever other people were making the journey but they soon turned back because they didn’t have ice cleats. Or it could have been they weren’t dumb enough to walk a mile and a half on a treacherous trail. The ice wasn’t the best that we’ve seen but it should get better with the cold weather.