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skieur

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I crossed a lake on skis last week at 35 below which was great and no problem. I went out a couple of days later at minus -5 degrees and ended up in slush. Slush is dangerous because it can and did freeze to my skis. It is impossible to ski with slush frozen to your skis but if you take your skis off, you may not be able to get them back on because the slush gets frozen into the mechanism that locks your skis on.

I was not able to get a ski back on. Walking back without the skis to distribute your weight has its potential dangers so I headed for shore. I needed however to use my skis to climb through huge snowdrifts to get to the highway and then walk back to the cabin.

I certainly got my exercise and will remember to carry a few emergency tools the next time I head out.

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