For the past few winters, we have worked at clearing paths through the willows and alders on the hills surrounding the cabin. Some of the trails are for snowboarding but most are a series of cross-country ski trails that link together a series of ponds along the pipeline. This fall we put in the last few trails to end the circuit. We haven't gotten enough snow to fully test them out but we are already looking forward to exploring new areas. At Summit Lake, there is plenty to explore but only so much time. And only so much daylight and good weather. It has been a good start to the winter season but we are anxious to explore beyond Alaska this winter and have plans to visit Florida and then return to our ski trails (and hopefully more snow) in the spring. I hope your winter is going well and that you enjoyed my blog this month. Goodbye and see you on the trails.