I didn't actually know that was possible ... but yes, cross-country skiing can be extrem. OK, less extrem than ski jumping (there was a competition this day):
Where is Charlie?
But still! The weather was perfect to get tanned, but not exactly easy for beginners in cross-country (like me).
Bad waxing means very slow and exhausting activity ... but also plenty of time to enjoy the scenery :-)
Still, everyhting was almost OK ... until the "sonday slope" led me to wild terrain, where my skis & skills became REALLY hopeless.
Not prepared slope meant that day hard, icy snow, and a mess for tracks:
Well, even with this hard-packed snow, the spring managed to show off, and I discovered my first lakes of the year:
... some "islands" as well :-)
And after many, many, many falls, the easy part started ... at last! Following a river:
... crossing it:
... and reaching the (still a bit) frozen lake, to enjoy safe speed and easy skating:
Well, that was a hard-but-nice day ;-)
... and guess what ... I leave on a seminar in Swedish mountains next week ... and we have one day-off for ... cross-country (!).