The first part of the route is the Biathlon to Beverly Access Route. This route starts out going past the Biathlon center, where outdoor speakers were playing music on this sunny day. Steve remarked that it would be a pleasant festive scene later in the morning for the track skiers. Once we skied under the bridge and around we got to the cutoff down to the Madeley Loop. The cutoff was marked by signs for a snowshoe trail called "Madeley Explorer". The steep downhill cutoff trail was well trodden. Fortunately there was still enough soft snow that it was no problem skiing down to the Madeley Creek loop.
Once on the Madeley Creek Loop, we skied north, crossed Madeley Creek on the bridge, and found the turnoff sign to the Beverley Creek trail. It was soon necessary to break trail. We had heard that there was a BCMC trip the day before, but they must have taken a different route. We reached the iconic "Key Lake", still breaking trail.
[photo]02_KeyLake.jpg[caption]The Legendary Key Lake - 10:21 AM[/photo]
We proceeded north from Key Lake, and then hit a faint trail, and then a major fresh set of ski tracks coming up from the left. Looking at GMap T8 display, I'd say they must have skied up the groomed trail up... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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