I went Nordic snowboarding on probably the most distinctive path in Maine

When the Penobscot Paddle & Chowder Society winter outings schedule was deliberate final October, I volunteered to coordinate a Nordic ski journey at a location to be decided on Jan. 15. On the time, it appeared affordable to count on there could be a number of choices to select from. Not this winter. Acceptable snow for Nordic snowboarding has been extraordinarily scarce and primarily non-existent within the foothills and coastal plain.

Because the deadline approached, I nonetheless hadn’t decided as high quality selections south of Aroostook County have been restricted. A number of years had handed since I’d skied the Slim Gauge Pathway in Carrabassett Valley, in order that choice appeared price exploring. I depend on my buddy, Brent Elwell, for all issues Carrabassett Valley. A name to him a few days previous to the scheduled journey resulted in hopeful info as he’d been snowboarding within the valley repeatedly and extra snow was forecast for that night time. He volunteered to examine Slim Gauge path situations the next morning.

Brent equipped nice information: The Slim Gauge was groomed and ultimate for snowboarding. Chowderheads Jade and Sean Klutz have been elated along with his report and shortly signed on.