Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Last week, I pleaded with Winter to give me a severance pop. Winter came through for me. Big time.

Yesterday morning, I met Mark in the LCC parking lot at 5:30am. Apparently, cutting a skin track at 6am in zero visibility only sounded like a good idea to Mark and me, because we were the only people in the parking lot.

We started up toward upper Days Fork, and within minutes we were somewhat lost. We couldn't see anything and we were cutting the track. Fortunately, Mark was able to find the route, but not before we cut what may be the world's worst track - apologies to anyone who had to follow that.

Dropping into Days:

The powder shots were, well, good (when are they not?):

Being able to see where you're going is totally overrated:

Just before I sprayed Mark:

This morning, we went back up to Scottie's Bowl for a refill. Since I don't have any pictures of my own, and since a description will not do it justice, I'll let you see the documentation from Dug and from Adam.

Okay, maybe I'll steal just one of me from Adam from this morning:

Go visit Adam's writeup for a bunch more great pics.

And thanks, Dug, for making me feel self conscious about waving my arms "like all hip hop and sh!t" in most of my pictures...


Ski Bike Junkie said...

Apparently arm control is a problem for all of us. Check out dug and me dropping the cornice for evidence.

Good getting out with you two days in a row now. I'm supposed to have a cap of 2 days per week, but since I didn't go at all last week, I'm hoping for a rollover when the next storm rolls in on Thursday.

dug said...

no no no, i've decided that "all hip hop and shit" is a compliment. especially when you see how i wave MY arms when dropping a cornice.

like, "all crippled old man and shit."

Aaron said...

I just wanted an excuse to link to that old "review of snowboarders" post. That was a good one. Because it's all true.

South County Ciclista said...

ok now that you have the last good ride in, time for warmer weather.