Call it a treasure hunt or call it ski orienteering these youth like maps especially if in color. There were some very interesting dynamics at the club’s recent Bill Koch Youth Ski practice, though and probably a mistake dividing groups between male and female. Us older generation remember reading “Men Are from Mars, Women from Venus”.This was a short story version of that book! In short the females found 4 locations, the boys got only 3 and were last seen headed south. They were still on the map though.
We were fortunate to have snow for this year’s Clifton Park Winterfest on February 10. Even with light rain at times we were able to enjoy the snow excellently groomed with the Shenendehowa Nordic Clubs new gooming equipment in Garnsey Park, Rexford. We had 4 youth finish the Nordic Ski Races: The two in front are enthusiastic new skiers in what we call the “lollipop” class 6 years and under. The two on the snow bank are in the U10 (under age 10) class. Three others joined in a citizen’s race. Results are summarized:
Lollipoppers (0.5 k)
- James Clark 0:06:21 1st Place
- Logan Turnock 0:06:40 2nd
U10 (~2 k)
- Nolan Gilloolie 0:15:08 1st place
- James Buetow 0:16:34 2nd
Citizens Race (~2 k)
- Aline Flaherty 0:17:26 1st place female
- Charlie Huff 0:11:46 1st place male
- Jim Flaherty 0:17:56 2nd place male
Later that evening nearly 80 community and club members enjoyed a candlelight ski and snowshoe event with bonfire, marshmallows, hot drinks and good company and great fun on snow.