Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Great day in the mountains Sunday

This past weekend Natalie, Ross, and I headed up into the mountains for a little splitboard/AT adventure.  Ross just got a new splitboard (snowboard that turns into skis for the trip up), and I had rented Natalie some AT ski gear from the shop just down the street.  I had never really seen an AT (alpine telemark) ski setup so I had no idea what to expect but Natalie clicked in her boots and off we went.

It was a beautiful day and the snow was great.  By the end of the day we had skied 8 miles.  It was Natalie's first taste of back country skiing and I think I have her hooked.  We already have plans to go out to Mt Baker next weekend and head up to the Artist point area (I camped up there last year http://www.sunguilt.com/2010/02/sun-poisoning-in-seattle.html).  I was playing around with various routes last night on the gps and have a tentative plan.  Cross your fingers that we get sun because it is a really pretty place when it is clear.

Thats all for now.  Hope everyone has a great holiday season!!

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