Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Little Taste

As I was skinning up the mountain this morning, I was trying to remember the last time I skiied. I think it was the Stuper Tour, which means that it was 4 months and 13 days ago, which also means that the ski season can potentially be 8 months.

I wasn't sure what I would find -- the first snow storm and all. But I knew that that I would at least get to do some skinning up the Albion road. And to tell you the truth, that's what I have been craving the most. Lately, I've found myself walking up stairs, pretending I'm skinning. I almost bought some roller skis so I could mount Dynafits on them and skin up Olympus Cove. I still might.

Anyway, climbing up through Albion Basin and up to Catherines and then finding some skiiable snow was like coming home. It's going to be awhile before we have a decent snow pack, but a little taste is nice.

From October 1, 2009

From October 1, 2009

From October 1, 2009

From October 1, 2009


Ski Bike Junkie said...

I thought about going out this morning but opted to save my skis for a deeper snowpack. Did I choose poorly?

Grizzly Adam said...

That's a lot of white for Oct !. Anyone else up there?

Jared said...

There was definitely a price to be paid. I felt like I was disrespecting my trusty Havocs.

I'm pretty sure I saw some headlamps in Gunsight. I didn't cross paths with anyone though.

Aaron said...

Makes me think that I need to get a beater setup for days like these. Or maybe I need to get a brand new setup and convert my current setup to my beaters. Great, look what you started...

noah said...

Beautiful pics! Can't wait to get out, but I will wait until it gets a little bit deeper.