30+ skiers!! Better than expected, and a nice mello pace, not. Still a cool gig, with spring snow conditions. The group was kept surprizingly together, and excellent scenery was everywhere. The hills of Stinch didn't disapoint, with some fools actually doing teles down tele central. Scandalous.
Thanks to all who made the 2nd leg of the MI back country ski series.
The 3rd, and final leg is the Jordan Jam which will either be Saturday March 12 or Sunday March 13. Not for anyone but solid back country skiers, the Jordan Jam ,if enough snow to be held, is one of the most scenic, and technically challenging loops in all of MI. 19 miles of constant climbs and descents, all steep with little, or no runout. NIce, but demanding, so be sure you can do it if you go. It is a solid 6 + hours and can go 11. Carrying plenty of food and fluids is mandatory. Bring a light and spare clothing for your pack. The event starts @ 9 am @ the dead end on Dead Man's Hill rd off 131. I will post out again once the final date is chosen. Like the Stinch Loppet, the Jordan Jam is a brisk tour, just trickier.
Ski you out there. Cheers, JR / RadNord