Sunday, November 18, 2012

Reason to Love the MT: #43

There aren't many places when one quickly has to consider the question:

 hunter or biathlete?

Last winter I had the pleasure of xc skiing in West Yellowstone and stumbled across a beginner biathlon class. As a longtime biathlon admirer I was thrilled when they asked me to join. I got to shoot the rifle, ski a lap, and shoot again. Each round I hit 4 out of 5 targets. Good times.

Yesterday I was xc skiing up Brackett Creek and into Bohart Ranch when a gentleman with a rifle slung over his shoulder, not unlike a biathlete, was walking down the groomed xc ski trail. He was wearing a blaze orange vest, showshoes, and an eye patch, so my keen mind was able to deduce that he was not a biathlete, but a hunter.

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