It was a beautiful day on the Gunflint Trail yesterday. The sun was shining brightly and the sky was a magical blue. Heather and I went out for a cross-country ski on the Upper Gunflint Trails. Surprisingly the trails were in pretty good shape. Where there was shade the trail was hard, but where there was sun was a different, slushy story. The higher the sun got the softer and trickier the trails became to ski. It was a glorious time to be out skiing and a t-shirt and shorts would have been sufficient to stay warm. If I go out skiing on the trails again then I will need to go early in the morning if I hope to have a hard packed trail. Otherwise the days of skiing on the Upper Gunflint Trails are coming to an end.