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Drum roll, please…
Cue the dramatic, celebratory music…
Wait a minute, I think you have to have actually written a blog post in the last year in order to qualify. Darn it, so close!
Well, I’m back! Your least favorite, cheesy, and over the top sarcastic blogger! Thanks to a new computer that actually turns on, is capable of downloading photos, and connects to the interwebs, what a concept!
Here we are planning the next BIG adventure. The Powder Chasing Tour de le West!
Our extremely tentative road trip outline looks a little something like this. It follows the Mountain Collective ski pass destinations plus a few others along the way. The mission will be a mix of inbounds skiing (two days at 11 resorts) and backcountry tours (Stoke gets to have some fun, too!).
I look forward to revisiting some of my favorite resorts and exploring many, many new ones. We will be on the road from January through May and are excited to meet up with long lost friends and to make new ones along the way (only if you have flat driveways with free and speedy snow removal services, of course) See you out there the winter!!
Each year I make my annual pilgrimage back home to the Boston area over the Thanksgiving holiday. This time I would arrive in style in the Bumble Beast. The restaurant I work for closes each year for two months during the fall which gave me plenty of time to vacation across the country and back. Court would be able to tag along as far as Denver so we tried to jam pack as much climbing, mountain biking, and skiing in as we could up until then.
Our first stop would be just a few hours out of town to ski a big pumice field. I’d never skied on rocks before so I was very excited. Unfortunately, as most trips begin, we were running late and got there barely before sunset.
Court and Stoke on the up
We opted to only go halfway up because of the failing daylight but we were at least able to enjoy a pretty sunset
When I called to tell my mom about my new buddy Stoke she had a flight to Tahoe booked within the week. She swears it was because she missed me but I know she just wanted to meet her grandpup. But hey, who can blame her?
Grandma and grandpup
One of the most awesome things about my mom is she is always up for trying new things. She was dying to get back up on the rock after a fear of heights stopped her on last summers trip. She joined a rock gym back East and her hard work payed off. Here are a couple of shots from Berkeley Camp
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