Pathfinder | 180 pts
This starts out with a good little downhill run from the parking lot. As beginners, it was a good opportunity to practice the snowplow on XC skis, something we'd never really done before. After that, a good uphill warmup before settling into the "tracks," which, although not immaculate, will keep you going in the right direction. When you get to the lake itself, stay on the trail heading around the lake. The shortcut through the path toward the deck on the near side of the lake isn't really a XC path, which we found out the hard way.