Sometimes you just need to ski. Andy, Noah, and I felt that way this afternoon so we headed up to Superior with hopes of skiing Suicide and then running the S. Ridge. We made it to the top when the rain and thunder caught us. No S. Ridge but it was still a damn fine outing.
Friday, June 5, 2015
|"The Goods" - Chris Cawley|
|Lars "rehabing" his ankle|
|Tom and Lars posing for me|
|This little guy made Tom squeal|
|Top of the Slabs|
After those couple outings I figured I'd keep the scrambling theme alive with another day on Olympus. About a month ago Chad linked the West Slabs with Geurts. Shortly after, Spencer Weiler added Kamp's to the linkup. With this in mind we figured we'd head up the West Slabs and see where we ended up.
|Chad was too fast up the Slabs so the only picture I could get is him showing me how to get to the base of Geurt's direct|
|We traversed into Tolcat Canyon over and started below the arrow|
|Chad coming out of Tolcat|
|Cold rain and slick rock kept any other plans from materializing.|
Friday, May 29, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
I've never really loved riding a bike. In fact, the few rides I've done this year have been mediocre at best. With this bad of attitude I decided to join Andy, Tom, and Jason Prigge on the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands. I had heard it was a classic ride but all I could picture in my mind was a white, dusty road full of vans providing support for over weight cyclists.
I was wrong. Turns out riding a bike is fun and the White Rim Trail is as classic as everyone says. It has poured the night before and the dirt road was perfect. Add beautiful 65 degree temps and the day was magical. We road fast which felt slightly uncomfortable but stopped frequently enough to allow my weak legs to recover. Eight and a half hours after starting we were back at the car and psyched! Without a doubt this was the best ride I've ever done. Maybe I won't sell my bike...
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Noah already put a few photos up from our Tuesday stroll up Snowbird. We basically took turns posing at the same spots so here are the same photos he put up with a different person in them. The day before, he sent out a text with this line on Red Stack labeled "ski me!" How could I say no to that? The snow was mediocre at best (except for the amazing groomers down low) but it was still much more fun than my rainy bike ride the following day!
|Snowbird sleeping in the background|
|Red Stack shoulder|
|Green on green on green (the last green's his boots)|
|The second of three turns on the only supportable snow of the chute|
|The last of the three|