Cross country skiing in the Black Forest

We had two days of cross country skiing this weekend in the Black Forest near Freiburg. On Saturday Frauke, Julian, Benni, and I did the Stübenwasenspur part of the Notschrei Loipe. I was pretty slow and so decided to take a short cut. The weather was awesome. Blue sky, white snow. Freiburg was swallowed in murk below us in the valley. Julian and Benni hadn’t had enough so headed out to do the Shauinsland loop across the road. Frauke and I returned to Freiburg.

In the afternoon we went climbing indoors and spent the evening with Oli, Simone, Julian, and Jana at Oli’s flat eating delicious thai curry. Yum yum.

On Sunday we ruled out mountain biking in the murky mist and instead skied part of the same route, this time with Jakob. I was much faster than on Saturday. Was it my freshly waxed skis or am I improving?

My GPS tells me the route was 11.8 km and that it took 1h 12m to do (9.8 km/h). The route is below.

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And here’s me trying not to fall over:

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