I skied Vietnam in Milford on Tuesday. Heard we’d be getting rain and 50 degrees later on in the week. (So glad after January 20th Global Warming won’t exist anymore!) I love my backcountry skis – ‘off-trailing’: finding passages over streams – weaving between rocks – spying bounding deer tracks – following rhythmic, intricate patterned vole tracks to tiny hole where it plunged itself in to continue its sojourn beneath the surface of the snow. I’d like to be able to do that.