Browsing All posts tagged under »Cross-country skiing«

On the trail of the Mad Groomer

January 13, 2010


I suggest you pull on your mittens and skis and glide on over to Barnes Park right away.  Weatherman Bruce Laidlaw informs me that the Mad Trail Groomer has been at work again, and Bruce should know.    Isn’t that inviting?  Don’t dillydally.  You never know how long a good patch of snow is going to […]

Up on the rooftop, click click click

January 23, 2009


Bruce Laidlaw, operator of the weather station that supplies Torch Lake Views with Extremely Accurate Prognostications, and groomer of x-country ski trails at Barnes Park, has had a busy week. On Thursday (after I’d razzed him about, well, his whining about snowshoers) he wrote: Appropriate comment about my whining regarding the snow shoes. I need […]

What a lovely pile of snow we’re having

January 14, 2009


Bruce Laidlaw loves all kinds of weather.  He especially loves snow.  This week he is a happy man.  Katherine and I offered to help him groom the cross-country trail at Barnes Park, but I think he’s having too much fun doing it himself.  He wrote: I may have done all the heavy work that needs doing. […]