Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Best week ever!

This last week may have just been the best of all time. Abbotsford/Chilliwack has been blasted with some spring like weather and its been clear and 10-12c for day time highs. After night skate skiing at cypress in brown snow and trying my best to avoid massive dirt puddles I decided to dust off the old mt bike and hit it hard! Wednesday I had an unreal ride up Big Sumas. I have never been to the top in winter before cause you always run into snow but not this year. The trails on the way down were just unreal, mint, and just as good if not better then they are in June. I found this new trail called Noah fear and it was sick! Thursday it was so warm I thought kayaking the Chilliwack would be a good idea, and it was, I took the new creek boat out and just bombed down everything.
Kind of a fuzz photo but you get the point, kayaking is king. The river was at a great level.

Anna's thinking of buying a new house. I told her you might want to look around a bit.

This is what my Friday morning looked like, if you know vedder at all you would agree this is not a bad way to spend Friday morning.

Friday afternoon I headed out to Van city. Then Marty and I packed up the tercel 4wd and woke up at 5am and rolled out to the Duffy Lake area. We stopped at McDonald's in Squamish and pounded back a couple egg mcmuffins made with a freshly cracked grade A Canada egg. Then we got to the Cerise creek parking lot and strapped on the skis.
This is the area we found on day one, yeah it was OK. No big deal.

This shot was taken just above Keith's Hut, I think Marty is just loving it!

If we grew up in this area I don't think we could have planed a better ski we skied on a glacier, over a bunch of ridges, through some trees then at the end of the day we found a nice little pow town stash and lapped it 3 times. What a day!
This was taken from the top of pow town run. I think that's Duffy lake in the background. you can also see the hwy off to the left.

For day two we wanted to ski Cayoosh Mt. So we parked at the Cayoosh parking lot and jumped the snow bank at the parking lot and set up camp. We didn't really get out of the tent all that much cause it was -13 outside. I did have a great sleep.

stagg chilli and mr noodles has never tasted so good!

Skin track up in the Cayoosh area.

Marty at the top ready to shredy.

Parking lot after, and yes that is a camp stove boiling water for my coffee on the way home. Right!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Thar peak

Hit up the Thar peak in the coke area last week with the corn dawg master. We were going to ski but we didn't really know where to ski then I got this book called exploring the coast mountains on skis and its a really good book with some awesome skis that are in my hood (coke, chilliwack, and baker). We found this Thar peak and went to hit it up. We kind of went half way up thar then around the backside to some really cool terrain with OK snow but not really pow town. However we did find pow town near the bottom of thar and did a couple runs and then it got dark and we hit McDonald's and went home. Now the skiing party is over for the next week cause my folks went on holidays to mexico and I got to spend all my time baby sitting a bunch of 6week old chickens and some farm dogs. On the plus side I could use some rest from all the skiing.
the corn dawg master!
crash landing for the master
Connor always has the most unreal lunch, I'm always rocking the costco triangle bun with nutella and PB and the corn dawg has a pita with roast beef, sprouts, and special sauce. you got to eat, right!
some big lines

Wednesday, January 06, 2010


OK so I have been to busy skiing like mad to update this thing. So U of POW started on face book when Connor was complaining about the lack of snow in his hood and were were getting hammered in November. I said connor you should move back to chilliwack so you can hit the pow! toby then wrote ya to the awesome university there. then I wrote ya the U of pow. hence the u of pow. Toby and connor both came out here over the holidays to attend the U of POW. Here is what went down. enjoy the photos.

Over the last couple weeks we have spent a ton of time up at he coquihalla area and this is on the ridge down from Zupjok - Alpaca ridge.
On the ridge it was really wind blasted and the trees looked very cool and the views were off the wall, it felt like you were on a different planet. We nicknamed the area Planet Zop
See planet Zop
Connor eating
Zop ridge with coke hwy in the background
Connor really big striding to keep up with toby.

This is taken from the needle peak area, the corn dawg sending it
Needle area

Lunch stop

Im thinking pow

Connor "wow this is the best skin track ever"
Went up needle with Claire, her Dad and max right when we got a big dump
Toby, Maya, and Max shredding on Cypress
Oh this one was a good one, elfin lakes, we skied up to the red heather hut and did some sweet rips down pauls ridge then when we got back to the car we were stuck cause there was 6 cars in the ditch on the road and they were not letting anyone down the mountain unless they had chains. I had no chains and yada yada yada we did make it home but not till 2am

5 years old? yaaa
toby and maya
marty at baker
connor toby marty, baker
de skin under table mt
baker area