I’d like to go moraine surfing

So I did   🙂

Nice morning, a little chilly, a light breeze from the south

Up the backslope and down the fore slope and reverse

South on 1550E to 3800N and pretty much ascend the backslope of the Ellis Moraine from the North Fork valley southward

That is another moraine running thru town

Here we are . . .  High Atop the moraine

Having climbed an incredible 70 feet or so from the NF valley  😉

View back north

1550 meets 3800

View west on 3800

Topographically, moraines do not photograph well at all

That is a moraine crest in the background

View west — in the distance, the valley of the North Fork

RR right of way cuts thru a moraine crest

Ballast quarried in North Carolina

Back north down the moraine

Doesn’t look like it, but 20 -25 mph or more is possible

7 or 8 for me — I wanna enjoy the view for a while

Did I enjoy the surfing?

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaah  I did!


3 response to "I’d like to go moraine surfing"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: March 2, 2023

    I am very glad for you to be able to ride! I attempted to ride to the bank yesterday but once on the road I came upon some icy areas so just went around my block to return home. 1 (that’s one) mile for the day!

    Today is only slightly better but rain and wind keep me off my bike yet again. As I look at our forecast it seems I will be riding on Su, M, T, W in dry, partly sunny days, and then we shall see what comes!

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 2, 2023

      It was nice to get out a little farther for a change.
      Agreed, taking risks with icy roads just isn’t worth it.
      Rain, wind, snow, forecast for Friday. 🙁
      It has to get better at some point.

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: March 6, 2023

    Them’s some mighty mountains!
    That pale blue winter sky looks familiar, but better than grey and rain!

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