The trip was planned on the prediction of snow and yes there was perfect snow at Appleton Farms on January 31.
This an area is managed by the Trustees of Reservations and the cross-country ski trials are groomed by the North Shore Nordic Ski Association. So even though the fresh snow was deep, there were groomed trails with tracks to ski on.
It has a large area for parking and the lot was plowed. And at our 1:00 start time, the parking lot was close to full.
The sun was shining and there was vey little wind. It made for a perfect afternoon of skiing for Ilene and Dan P, Dan Y, Mary McG, Karen L, Miriam J and Anne W, trip leader.