Saturday, January 18th, 2020

Friends of Ellenwood volunteers will be at the ski cabin today from noon until 4:00 lending x-country ski equipment and snowshoes on a first come, first served basis. The conditions are good all around the Park, but caution is advised due to areas that have been affected by construction work in the camping loops and icy areas elsewhere. **Please refer to yesterday’s post. Equipment loans are FREE, but your goodwill donations help us continue to do what we do and are always, always appreciated!

Baby, it’s cold outside!

We have a pulk. “…Ummmm …What’s a pulk?” you ask. Well, it’s a short, enclosed sled that, when harnessed to an adult x-country skier, makes it possible (and FUN) for the whole family to enjoy the experience of swooshing over fresh snow – even toddlers! Ours is kind of like this…

Get the idea?

That being said… everyone needs to wear proper clothing or no one has fun. Remember this simple fact: DRY IS GOOD. WET IS BAD! Layers are great – as opposed to bulky snow suits which can’t be removed once you’re all warmed up (and possibly sweaty). They’re OK for babies though;-) DO NOT wear cotton! It’s the worst fabric for the snow. It’s made to be absorbent and hold moisture, which is BAD. Pay attention to your feet! Wool socks are great. Wool helps to repel wetness and dry is GOOD, right? Otherwise, aim for quick-dry synthetics. Read all about it on line. Learn how to dress properly when you play in the snow and you’ll have more fun and be able to stay outdoors longer:-) Enjoy the snow while it lasts!

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