Saturday, February 23, 2013

Fun Skiing?

Tom and I went looking for some skiing that we would classify as fun yesterday before the storm relegated us to boring powder skiing.  Fun entails steep skiing, an ultra scenic setting, a challenge of sorts, or perhaps exploring new terrain.  Actually, who am I kidding?  It's all fun!

Here are a couple pics from our trip up the Apollo Couloir on Mount Olympus.

(All pics of the guy in orange are by Tom Goth)

A sneaky passage to avoid crappy wind slabs

Our cold winter has kept the valley nice and white

Tom in true 4x4 mode
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Tom in the deep 




How many of those people that live in the cove realize that they could ski out their door?

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  1. You might one day run into Dr. Hardin (ER doc I work with). He lives up there and skis up there a bunch.

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  2. Funny, up here in AK I get shit for wearing slightly tight touring pants. Tom, on the other hand, is touring in one of the ugliest, full skimo suits out there and it's cool. Frickin' AK! You go boys but those white suits do deserve a special degree of grief in spite of me celebrating the style.

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    1. Hey, no one said these suits were cool. In fact, I'm with you that the white Wasatch Skimo ones look hideous. I tried to vote for the black ones but no one would listen. Tom keeps ruining all my pics wearing his!

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  3. I think I did run into you today at Neff's, or maybe that was your brother, driving a Toyota Tacoma? Apollo is one of my favorite, maybe because I stare at it all day long on the rare days I'm home! I'm just hoping for a little bit more snow so I can actually start skinning right from my backyard! You guys have been an inspiration to me to realize the fast and light (and far) dream! Keep it up!

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    1. Ha, we actually both drive Tacomas and both skied in Neffs (although separately) that day. Regardless, nice seeing you out. Apollo is awesome eh? Hope to cross paths again...

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  4. Thanks alot asshole. I talked to you the night before you did this.

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    1. Maybe if you told me your name I'd invite you along...

      We just had another AWESOME ski this morning. Guess you missed out again!

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    2. The run around Sugarhouse Park was almost as fun though. I don't have any of the account options to post otherwise.

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  5. That second to last photo, of you framed by the cliffs, is the best ski photo I've seen this year. Freaking amazing. Well done.

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    1. Thanks Chris! That pic was actually taken by Tom on his Iphone. I'll try to match his skills in the future.

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