Monday, November 30, 2015

Wrapping Up Fall

With winter creeping every so slowly (though ever quickly) upon us, especially up in Fort Kent it comes time to when us skiers must do the last minutes checks and details for equipment. Over the past month life has had its normal county life, with the running, and the roller skiing skiing and oh yeah that whole school thing...For the simplicity of it, I do have lots of pictures! (sorta)
 (photo Kat H.)

In October the team took a quick trip back over to Jericho, Vermont for the second round of roller ski races. These races went okay over all and consisted of two sprints, fairly easy to remember the correct loops that way!
Afterwards it was back to Fort Kent and just in time for Halloween! The Fort Kent Outdoor Center hosted a 10km costumed run that Brian jumped in and ran! 
After Halloween the MWSC team went down to North Haven Island, Maine for the annual MWSC 15km Lobster Roll roller ski race! The race was as much fun as last years if not more exciting with many new faces seen on course! I had a great races coming in to the top ten for the girls race!
Back in Fort Kent the team has been patiently (not so patiently waiting the arrival of snow) I've been attempting to bide this wait by making some pies out of our Halloween jacko-lanterns, and making friends with some moose on the power lines! (I named him Oliver) 
 (photo Corey H.)
I found some snow on a recent hike with the UMFK Outdoor club at Hedgehog Mtn by Eagle Lake

Of course the Highlight is that the MWSC crew just returned from an on snow camp at Foret Montmorency in Quebec for a Thanksgiving break camp! The MWSC crew had lots of fun getting in the hours on snow; A few MWSC athletes (including myself) jumped into the first one snow time trial with the colleges that where also up for the snow. The time trial went well and the results show lots of promise for this coming winter season! 
(photo Dustin Ramsey)

I would also like to thank Start Poles, Bliz Eyewear and Alpina Ski Boots and bindings for their continued supprot as we continue into the race season of winter

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