Tuesday, December 28, 2010

U pow year two.

Toby's in town for year two of u pow. So far we have skied pauls ridge in Squamish and Zoa peak on the coq. We have just been getting dumped on and its just pow town everywhere! Here are the photos and the good times. I think Thursday we are going skate skiing at the Calaghan and then going to try and bag some peak somewhere on friday. No real time for sleeping in however. Getter done.
Thanks to B and K's tip about the Blue moose cafe in Hope we enjoyed some awesome brew on the way home from the coq.
Christmas is such an awesome time! Family, Friends, and the leftovers. This is my back country meal of the day. Triangle bun with cranberry sauce and turkey. Sweet sweet leftovers. mmmm. coke too, dont forget coke.
Nate davis (world class kayak racer) and Toby shredding the pow in Squamish.
Nate and Toby. Ready for some down. Cause the up to down ratio is......
Post ski dinner. this is triangle bun # 4 for the day. cranberry, turkey egg combo, and cheese. oh mama, it might have been the best meal I have ever had!
dropping in on some sweet sweet. So I got these poles from MCC last year and they are getting some many complements out on the mountain whenever we do end up running into ppl. I got them for $2. maybe the best 2$ ever spent. totally worth it.
this avi was triggered by another group of 3 skiers out on zoa. I was saying to toby on the way up on the lap before this went how this would be a good area to avoid. Yeah good call eh. no one was hurt or buried.
skin track limbo, how low can you go?
parking lot coq. kind of hard to get out of the car.
Triangle buns are all you need. these things make the world go round. then all you need is whatever you got in the fridge to put in them and your good to go.
you also need coffee, like 12 shots of espresso every morning should do it. thank you corn dawg master for the awesome stove top espresso maker.
pauls ridge pow town.
320cm of total snow. boo yeah!
7hrs of trail breaking in this stuff, oh its fun.
can we go down yet?

all right I got to go to costco now and get a couple more bags of triangle buns have a great week everyone. and Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Blood, Sweat, and Cookies?

All right! what a great week! we live in the best place ever!
First annual Cookie run at peninsula runners abbotsford! cookies are so good!
Nate and I found this gem on the drive home from the cookie run! I dont think it had any rust.
Saturday Needle peak with Brad, Karen, and Greg. It was a serious adventure. Max also came.
Back country meal of the day. Safeway California dreaming sandwich. mmmmm!
My Kid. He is so fast, but he tends to get in the way sometimes.
Oh boy! Send the animal rights guys after me for posting this. So Im skiing down this fast part and Max gets in the way and I cut his leg with my ski. No yelp, no nothing! then we are skiing out and I see blood all over the snow and I wonder what up? then I see the blood on max and realized I cut him up pretty bad. So I decided I had to get max back to the car and fix him up. Greg is a beginner skier so I had to leave him to go down himself. The trail was very clear so he should be fine. I booted down with a bloody Max and fixed him up with nurse Karen at the car. (see next photo for the after shot) Then we are waiting and after much confusion we all ended up at the car half hour after dark. Greg ended up loosing the trail and fallowed max's blood trail out. What a day.
Nice eh? I think Im going to be a vet in my next life. Electric tape, TP and hand sani. Good as new. Max is going to make a full recovery. He ran 8k this morning and the cut is looking great!
Next day skied Zoa with Dawg Brew. This is a photo of max's blood on my ski from the day before. PS that ONYX binding is the cats PJ's
Dawg slicing up some sweet sweet.
Dawg and I Zoa area. we skied fresh (fresh) lines for like 6 hrs and saw no one! this is why I dont really care much for lifts. Did I mention the fresh lines? yeah!
The dear killer at the put in. What a great day!
Back country lunch for the day. Egg sandwich with Cheese, dehydrated pears, and a coke. Food tastes so good. I'm trying to watch my figure.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


10c and just pissing rain! So wet and awesome! Got to love sitting inside drinking coffee listening to the rain on the tin roof. Anyhow this last week was a bit more chill then Im used to. The freezing level went way up and it got really warm and I had to work a bit. But it was still a great week. I got to skate ski manning park Saturday on some very nice conditions. Sunday I played Brad "ridged" Rogers in Squash and got closer then I've ever been. I think its only a matter of time now before he starts to age and I get younger. I did take him down however in the push up pyramid. I didn't really take my camera out this week so really I got nothing. But I got my new skate skis!
Oh oh I also got a new cell phone! the free athletes gravy train phone has come to a screeching halt!it only took them 3 years too figure it out but hey thats fine by me. I got a really good plan, I hope. I got free incoming calls! so Call me! I got free evenings and weekends too! So Ill just call you after 6. Bring it. I was going to get an IPhone but I don't think Im cool enough so I just got another flipper. oh Flipper.

These are the new pain sticks. Oh mama are they fast. I forgot what it feels like to go so fast on skate skis. Its such a rip! I just need to use them more.

First off, Im not a runner......but I do run. I got these sweet brooks ghost 3 shoes a while ago and just love them! they may be the best "running" shoe I have ever laced up. So comfortable and cushy! I should run more, I really would like to have my 10k down to 31.58.

Monday, December 06, 2010

best weekend ever!

Friday I got to ski in the coq area with Curtis and Dave. We headed up thar peak and ended up finding a lot of wind affected areas but did find some good turns along the way. We kind of ended up doing a loop right around thar peak and back along the frozen shores of falls lake. Such an awesome day. totally blower bro!
Curtis and Dave half way up thar.
This might rank very high on the list of back country lunches of all time. NO joke! So I got an awesome thermos last year from Christmas and have been using it a ton as of late and there's nothing like some warm spiked tea atop a mountain. The sandwich is a costco triangle bun with (they cost about 4.99 for a 100 buns) then I put some mayo and bbq sauce on with a bunch of fried up deli meats, full mixed grill. Wow its good! Food always tastes so much better in the back country eh?

Curtis about to drop in on some sweet sweet

If you look careful you can see our tracks, oh mama!

the up track, we lapped this one area cause we found some good turns, so you got to take advantage! you just got to!

Just before we got around to falls lake we had to get through a maze of boulders. I felt like a kid on the back of a box of pro starts trying to get out of the hockey rink. it was so crazy some of the boulders were just massive like these ones. I dont climb at all but the boys do and they were saying it could be a great area to do some bouldering.

Saturday I took my cousin Craig up to the heliotrope ridge area up on baker. Again we found some great pow pow but so much wind affected areas. It was really cool cause you come around the corner and mt baker is like BAM!!!! in your face. Its such a beautiful area! I love it out there. The real story is how bad we got the car stuck in the middle of nowhere and how we helped another group dig their truck out and how we got some free smoked salmon and then found a thermos with hot chocolate in it and ended up giving some smoked salmon to these two girls whose thermos it was. But thats a story for another day.

Craig just about to die.

Sunday I dragged this guy from Iceland and this guy from Lytton and this greg guy from abby up hollyburn on snow shoes. Jay and Klade had a great time. I think Jay broke his finger. I also ended up skate skiing with greg for a bit too. On my new rossi xium skis, oh wow so fast.

The top of hollyburn. good times.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

No soup for you!

This last week was unreal! we got like a foot of snow in abby and it was on! I skate skied down the road with max, it was unreal! also.......

So Klade and I went to get take out sushi but it was going to take 15 min for the sushi master to make it so this is what we did in our waiting time. Abbotsford has no shortage of Church parking lots, and its a good thing I have some sleds and rope in the car for emergency purposes. Most fun I have ever had! so random

see Klade came right from hot yoga and was not really ready for the fun times but he still had a go at it, shorts and all.
This sushi was so worth the wait! it was good.

Also, Movember is now over. Oh its so nice to be normal (or normal to me) again. I got a hair cut too. clean cut eh? bring it!