One of the best things about living in Oregon is that no matter the outdoor activity, there’s someplace to go enjoy it.
Cross-country skiing is one of my favorite winter activities. I like that it’s relatively inexpensive (compared to downhill, which I also know how to do). I’ve had the same skis, boots, and poles for years.
I love how it gets you on a trail, whether groomed or ungroomed, that takes you into the woods or to a viewpoint. I enjoy watching for birds and skiing when a light snow is falling.
In fact, one of my dream trips would be to go to Scandinavia, not in summer, but when there’s snow, to cross-country ski.
Recently, Mr. Miscellany and I went cross-country skiing at Teacup Lake near Mt. Hood. We went early to avoid a crowd and were rewarded with great snow, quiet trails, and a superb mountain view.