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First ski of the season

I finally got to ski for the first time this season. We got a heavy dusting of light dry snow on Friday night. The dusting was just enough to use my rock skis on the fairways at the Foster Park golf course. Living so far south and at such a low elevation, it may be [...]

Last ski of the season

Just as I finished skiing yesterday, a photographer from the Journal Gazette drove up and took a picture: The deep (for Fort Wayne, a little north of here it would be just an OK base) snow from two weeks ago has been through several freeze-thaw cycles that left most of the golf course as a [...]

Flood control

In a welcome change from projects like the Foster Park Flood Creation Project, which will make downtown flooding worse, a reasonable approach is being used in one Fort Wanye neighborhood. Homeowners in an area along Junk Ditch are being given the option of selling their houses to the city. According to the News-Sentinel, nearly half [...]

First snow (kinda)

We had almost enough snow to ski yesterday. I went skiing anyway. There was just enough snow that I could kinda ski on the fairways at Foster Park. Each kick would hit grass, but I was able to get a little glide. It wasn’t much, but at least it was skiing earlier in the year [...]

2007-2008 skiing wrap up

Skiing is over for 2007-2008. This winter I upgraded from waxless skis, improved my technique, and explored new trails. The past three winters I spent almost every skiable day working at Fox Island, so I didn’t have a chance to ski other places. This year I worked at Fox Island over Christmas break. The rest [...]

Comparing skis and exploring new trails

We had three skiable days this week. On Wednesday, I took my new classic skis to Fox Island. There was just enough snow to ski. After an hour, I ran out of new trails to break, so I switched to my old Fischer BC Country Crown skis. This was my first direct comparison between waxable [...]