This is me, shot by the wonderful David, check him out at form and shadow
Heading home from work these past weeks it has been such a joy going past all the lovely gardens full of colourful tulips and other spring flowers – all glowing in the evening light. The sun was strong and the trees have just started filling in with bright green leaves. I find it amazing how quickly we have passed beyond the equinox and the time change – leaving us with long bright evenings. This particular day there was a some high cloud that produced a fun halo around the sun. can you tell what is on top of the building?
Today we have a Powderday! what an excellent treat to have excellent fluffy powder come down during a short 50th birthday ski celebration / reunion of sorts. Snow was late to come down, and what had been forecast at 12 was downrated to 6ish, and in the morning we had 8ish! enough to cover the hard freeze melt. And enough to drift up deeper in places for some real sweet shots. We got some first tracks off scotty’s ridge. Dropped down in via some steep crazy entries. The sun kept popping out to reveal special graces in the landscape. And all the while we got hot, got cold, ate food, lost eachother, found eachother, saw skeleton trees, explored, and skied powder! weee!
Our Skiing adventure continues, bruised shins find more comfort in new boots as we head up to Snowbird for more turns. The night’s hot tubing, mexican food, and bruised shin complaints may have healed us from the sores of a first day. Today should be good, the weather is changing, with snow scheduled to come in in the afternoon. We drive up with sunny skies and excitedly gather near the tram, and promptly loose each-other as folks go to lockers and tickets and bathrooms and rentals, and lost poles are discovered. Finally we head up, while dad heads to Alta to retrieve the poles. We’re just over the ridge, so not far ay! The now is hard, but we traverse far out in search of fine turns and tuck under ridges to find wind loaded aspects. A lot of fun. And always the wind blowing snow and changing clouds around the magnificent scenery. Continue reading
We gathered in Salt Lake to head up little cottonwood to Alta and Snowbird for some 50th Birthday ski reunion celebrations. Good long time family friends converging from the Phoenix desert, Colorado mountains, Oregon forests and Montana wilds. Most of us on skis for the first time this year, some pulling old gear out of the closet after 6 years of dust collecting. An absolutely wonderful location.