The thing about skiing is each day has the potential to be the best of your life. I suppose that’s why we continue to ski even after our knees are blown, our pockets empty and our relationships gone.
Four days after my blue bird day in the “Burnt Forest,” a front came through and dropped nearly three feet… In late APRIL!!! Paul and I were estatic and our enthusiasm had spread to two other ski buddies, Sierra Richmond and John Adams. Both good friends of mine, who have made this blog several times.
We were a little timid on the first lap. There was a strange crust underneath and we were all concerned the fresh snow wouldn’t provide much support. To our surprise, and boy were we, it held up very well. There was some slight movement in the snow, but for the most part the potential energy was limited.
As much as we wanted to stay, we decided on only three laps. That put us right around 7,000 feet. Not bad, considering we were the only ones up there and we were skiing in waist deep powder! If I had more energy, and more time according to the others, we definitely would have done more laps!