How ridiculous is it that there are "Black Diamond" cross country ski trails? I think it is hilarious. But really, they are pretty tough! It is really easy to completely bite it on one of them. We are talking steep hills with a straight up s-curve right in the middle of them, or a 90° turn at the bottom over a creek. Miss that turn and you are in the drink. Love it.
Talking about ridiculous, I can ski into town for errands. So cool. Yesterday I skied down to the Meadow Village Center, had a beer at the brewery, then picked up some groceries and skied back. Only in Montana.
As of now I have done about three quarters of the trails, hitting up all of the major ones. There are still a couple like Andesite and Far East that I have not yet made time for. That will come. The ranch also has a "K Club" to keep track of your distance and as a friendly competition between employees. Right now I have around 180-200 ks maybe? I hope to get 400 by the time the season is done.