Biking around Arlington

This weekend we kicked off our mountain biking season 2018, and what better place than a local park we have never been before. And within biking distance! The name of the area is Burlington Landlocked Forest, and surprisingly enough, you actually feel a bit away from civilization, despite the constant humming of I-95.

 

someone was cheating her way around the mud;)
don’t like pictures;)
neat little bridges through the swampy pieces
better don’t go in there Artax!

Skinning Mt Ellen

This weekend we decided to give a try to skinning. Fab was right on guessing I would love it. It is like hiking and the sliding movement reminded me of the elliptical machine I used to use when I was going to the gym. Word of advice, just go as far up as your level of skiing will leave you comfortable going down. I would have easily traded the way down for another 3 or 4 hours of skinning up. Fab enjoyed the way down way more than me. Maybe next time I will take my snowshoes or a butt slide 😉
(post by Liz)

are we there yet?!
passing some closed lifts
the trees are crying!
snack break on top. made some friends;)
there was actually some decent snow depth despite the late season
Liz making turns on the way down:)

 

 

yes, there are pictures of me too 😉