Carter’s XC Ski Center hosted the first of their Moonlit guided tour for this season. This is the second event in NENSA’s Community Tours & Event Series. The tour was led by Jes Carter, a second generation touring center operator and 7th generation steward of the property. The group enjoyed learning about the Carter’s connection to the land, how they came to operate the touring center, along with great colorful stories. Participants also enjoyed the wooded trails at night – looking for animal tracks and marveling at the dark shapes of giant conifers. The tour reached the bank of the Androscoggin River, who’s black and glassy surface flowed quietly by.
One of the best experiences of the Moonlit Tour was how quiet the woods are at night. No cars or planes could be heard, just the muffle of the powdered snow and light breeze through the trees. It was a great change of pace from our busy lives and an easy way to disconnect from our electronic devices for a couple hours. Even better was the opportunity to share this experience with other skiing enthusiasts! After the guided tour there were delicious locally made pastries and cookies. Carter’s XC Ski will be hosting a second Moonlit Guided Tour on February 10th. If you’re headed to Bethel for the Flying Moose Race, this Tour is great entertainment the evening before. For more details HERE.