Sunday, January 30, 2011

7 sisters!

Well this last weekend was a such a good weekend. On Saturday I ended up meeting an old high school friend on face book named Nathan Etsell and we planed a back country ski day. we went to needle peak at that coquihalla. Then Sunday I did the 7 sisters trail run with Karen Rogers. Saturday was so good! Nathan was a champ and skied like a pro. I've never been to the 7 sisters before,(yes you can really have fun with all the 7 sister jokes) and it was awesome, its just 7 massive douglas fir trees, its really cool and I've never been there before so it was awesome!
BC parks.oh yeah
Giving one of the seven sisters a hug. Im a real tree hugger.(yes connor I know you gave more then a hug to my sisters)
Karen's dog Charlie, I loved him so much I took him home with me, hes playing with max right now.
Come on Karen your killing me! what a great run. Im going to do the around the lake 30k this year, but only cause Im turning 30 around that time, these are some of the trails in the race.
Etsell ready to slash some pow. there was like a foot of fresh and it was unreal!
Russian rye bread with PB and honey. then a home made trail mix with chocolate covered espresso beans and cranberries and yogurt covered raisins.
skin track up with needle peak in the back ground.
skin it!
trail head. it was a big day for the little man, "oh cramp!"

Monday, January 24, 2011

Young Chicks.

Oh life is so good! Chicks eh? young ones. They need a lot of work. So anyhow the chickens will be 3 weeks old thursday and these photos are when they were a week old. still so cute! I also got a new camera so my hope is that my blog can take on a whole new look.
1 week old. they look really good too.
Manning park sunday sunset.
so the river at manning did something really strange I dont know what happened but there was massive ice chunks all over the trail. the river was blowing chunks much like a nauseous brad rogers on the hwy.
Cindy and I just killing the ski. just a perfect day.
cindy crashing
as good as new. this new camera is really nice I think, Nikon S8100
getting dressed at the parking lot.
Starbucks with Brad and Karen, I would cover my face too if I was seen with this guy.
max just loving life.
I was cold and this is the sweater Jay lets me borrow. I look like Im from Iceland?
eat eat your skin and bones.
Hey Marty remember poland? Marina had this cup in her house.
everyone like the new camera, these two got a hold of the camera and took a bunch of photos, this is the only one I can really use on the blog. Have a great week everyone.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Hot chicks.

So when a bunch of chicks are coming over you got to clean up the place right? no chick in their right mind is going to fall for a guy with a dirty house. So this last week I've been really busy cleaning up the barns getting ready for 15000 little chickens to come over. The birds are in and all is good. Im watering and feeding them now and they are growing like weeds. its unreal how fast they grow up. its like 85 in the barn and those chicks are hot! I also was sweating like a monkey the last while. its kinda like working in a sauna. "its like a sauna in here"
lots of little guys
aww so cute. really they are very cute, but not for long. soon there will be poo everywhere. but so cute.
they come in box's like this.

Refund ski.

Nate and I went up to baker for Jan 2nd and I guess the winding mountain road and to much flap jacks made Nate not feel to well. I had to stop like 3 times to let Nate Dawg get out of the car and toss his cookies. Now Nates a good friend and you really hate to see a friend not feel well like that, but watching other people puke is kinda funny. So when we got to the parking lot on this unreal blue bird power day I really wanted to ski, nate wanted to nap in the front seat of my car. So I found some other dudes that were skiing and asked to tag along, Nate said I should so its all good. Andy, Jon and Rob were the guys I met who are all from Bellingham and we had a great day skiing the Hermon saddle. Nate also met some guys after he felt better and ended up skiing shuksan arm. We met at the car after and it was a great day.
skyline trail in the background.
some skin. The guys were all from bellingham and Andy was an anesthesiologist at the sedro woolly hospital and had a really funny story about some guy who shoved a mustard jar up his butt and they couldn't get it out so they ended up doing this major surgery and cutting open his stomach. The guy was in the hospital for a week! unreal! million to one shot doc!
de skin

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Happy new year!

Being the party animal I am Toby and I decided to have a new years bash like no other. So we went and climbed mt cheam on skis. Happy new year everyone! we drove my trusty deer killer car up chipmunk creek road as far as we could. Then strapped on the skis and made a mad push for the summit. we also did a couple laps in the sweet pow and we were gone from 9am - 4pm. It was the best ski of my life, no joke! a summit, climbing with no shirts, unreal blue bird day, pow town like no ones business, and an awesome sandwich half way. This is as good as it gets!
Right as I was taking this photo toby broke his binding, we got it going but he was stuck on a low climbing setting all day.
toby half way up the mountain.
The first thing I think about when I reach the top of a mountain is to check my email! are you kidding me?
toby rocked a safeway sandwich and I got a triangle bun with leftover christmas dinner ham and bbq sauce. food tasted much better at 1800m
two of us at the top.
Toby shredding pow on the way down.
Oh yes now would it really be a chilliwack adventure without finding some redneck to left his beer cans on the side of the road? we ran into these guys on the way down and I told them they forgot some cans up the road, well! he told me there were other people up the road, yeah Im sure the organic granola snowshoe crunchers left the rainier beer cans behind. (the red neck guys had lifted dodge trucks and were burning pallets and drinking rainier beer) you just got to love chilliwack. then at the bottom of the road some dude rolled his quad on top of himself and was getting air lifted out. you got to love natural selection.
lady peak!
Harrison lake.
boo yeah!
just slashing the pow, check out that skin track as well. so unreal!
Best ever!
This little section was so good! If you ski you know what these turns feel like. its so hard to explain to people that dont ski how good this feels! it is unreal!
Not bad for being in my back yard eh?
pow farming.
lots of people make fun of me for this car. but its the best car ever built! 4wd, the hood doubles as a table, the thing is indestructible! toby came out for a week of skiing and we drove this thing into the ground and it just keeps going. I cant kill it! so sick!
Not a bad way to end 2010
so after the ski toby and I went back to the farm and ate leftover turkey and then went over to some crazy peoples house. We drank wine and ate cheese cake then went home at 11. I was sleeping by 1130. Im a party animal! that cake was unreal! CAAAAAAAKKE!
Happy new everyone!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Calaghan skate ski.

Thursday Toby and I headed up to the calaghan for some unreal skate skiing. I've been to the calaghan about 5 times before and never had a blue bird day. Until Thursday and it was well worth it. The real story of the day is how I bonked really bad. So I woke up at 5am ate oatmeal then drove to whistler waxed skis and was skiing by like 9 then we pissed around for a while cause toby broke a pole and we got lost. Then we hit this 15km climb up to Calaghan lodge and worked hard and sweat lots and just had a riot! then it was -11c at the lodge and we had to go down for 15k. I was so hungry and just frozen half way down and my body really shut down. I almost fainted when toby was shoving hot packs in my gloves cause I thought my fingers were done. My body was telling me Im an Idiot! You got to eat you know. you got to bring extra clothing you know. so dumb. I guess im still learning. what a day, one for the books.

The night before, Liver and onions with triangle bun. a read and texting. This is as good as it gets.
Bloody turkey liver. mmmm
Wax hut.
Oh yeah its ok I guess. single skate what! this is half way up to the lodge.
On the way up we stopped and got some coffee. Ps note the flip flops. This is not Alberta. and I should have got the family meal at this stop but Im not smart like that.
Mad tuck.
toby and I.