I'm wearing my Columbia ski pants, they are awesome with a fleece layer underneath. Comfortable, with several pockets, a lining inside to wick away moisture. They aren't warm enough by themselves however, you must have a layer underneath.
The Yellow Hotel looks so far away. Its 2 miles across the ice to Stevenson Island. I saw a crease in the snow cover and was glad I had my binoculars. There are hot spots under the ice, which can cause mush and water. Hitting one of these wet spots made my waxless skis immediately ice up. My friend, Barbie, was not having issues, her snow was good so I angled over to join her.
It took us an hour to get across to the Island. We messed around for awhile, then headed back.
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