December 7th, 2003
Sir Chris decided that both of our studying could wait this weekend,
and it was time to go ski. Snow had been dumping down all week, and dreams
of soft powder face shots loomed in our heads. Little did we know that
we'd soon be experiencing the ever popular soft powder face plants.
Isn't the first ski of the year GREAT??
Yes, work it, work it... lets see that tele! You HAVE to believe!
We skied up the winter route of Pan point and took a reasonable
run down into the river valley. I showed Chris how I crank: "Dude,
I'm all over this shiiii...whuuuump." The crust down low (below 6k)
was hating all over our style, so we braved the deep snow up to about
7,000 ft. up above Mazama ridge on the East side of the valley. This provided
that quintessential mountain existence that we'd come for:
Check out those tracks Baby!
Mr. mtnPhil happened to be snowboarding
lower down in the valley. He later told me that "I thought I saw
you because there was a guy with your skiing style coming down on the
East side of the valley..." WHAT? My skiing style is so recognizable?
I guess I am just that AMAZING on a pair of boards... yeah, I could see
people describing it as "amazing". You know, like "It's
amazing that guy made it down the hill."
The tatoosh peeking out on our last run.