Monday, November 28, 2011

Dude man!

the last week was good. Starting pissing rain however high up so skiing pow might be on hold for a week or two. Maybe I'll just head to Hawaii and wait for pow town to come back. sounds good to me.
Wednesday night we rocked a night ski up on Seymour. 900 Lumens what! The snow was like cement but so fun skiing at night with lights. I would love to do a bigger ski at like the coq or baker at night with lights. so fun!

Friday the Corn Dawg Master (CDM) and I hit up the coq for some epic pow! it was puking all week and we hit the goods. I also got to hit some unreal epic trail breaking.

yup, it was sure good!

didn't really get a ton of down shots because we were just to busy getting face shots but you know how it goes.

CDM at the put in.

Yeah 205cm of pow in your face. was good. boo yeah!

CDM just hitting some air.

eating and shooting

I would highly recommend not messing with this animal! he just eats pow for breakfast. see the blood on his fangs? yeah this guy is not playin around.

Friday night Toby flew in and then very early saturday Marty, Melanie, Toby and I hit up Squamish for some possible pow. We beat the rain and had some fun so it was good. Not blower unreal dude man but good, and a fun time was had by all.

Marty finding some.

Toby sending it switch. with a double daffy lawn dart. Yeah braw.

The crew.

After the ski Melanie hosted an awesome little dinner party. All the contenders were present. Im the only BC born and raised one at the table. everyone else is from Ontario or Alberia.

We were kinda making bets about who could do a hand stand push ups. Toby did one no prob. Marty not so much. Its ok we know a good physio. Check out the Toby six pack! now what girl wouldn't want to get her hands on that? got me.

Brian come by for some waxing too. skis and eyebrows.

ski video from the coq. just slaying the pow.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Some early season Pow

Just skied the last 4 days in a row. Im kinda trashed today, so I guess I better get some work done. It was kinda the snow season kick off the last week. Tuesday and Wednesday brought the goods and the rest as they say is history.
Etsell and I hit the baker area thursday, the vis was in and out all day but there was so much snow it didn't really mater. It also snowed the whole day. We skied near the blueberry shoots all day. just laped a bunch of laps.
we skied for about 4hrs and this is what the car looked like when we got back. winter is on the way!

Costco triangle buns, Craig's Mom's cookies, organic free range dried pears, and mini coke make a great lunch for skiing Zoa with the corn dawg!

Skining up in the parking lot. I figured out the best way to skin up before your first up is to do it at home in the warmth of your home. sure beats freezing in the early am.

Corn Dawg is pumped to be out! Were must have been the first people to Zoa this year. I broke trail for 5hrs in about 130cm of fresh snow.

just slaying it. this run at zoa is my favorite and it was so good on this friday, I would like like to hit it a couple more times but had to save some gas for saturday.

yup I think connor had a good time. ha nice!

GIB winter ale is a huge hit. you gotta carbo load right? I think so!Melanie, Colin and Bret were off to Needle the next day, a blue bird day!

this is the inside of the ski lodge at needle, also known as the truck stop, Colin looks to be a happy man.

the team at the parking lot. I think in this photo Bret is just realizing he forgot his skins. so sorry bret! cause we had maybe one of the best days of skiing ever!
rocking out in the parking lot!

this is right at the bottom. so much snow! Von look to be having fun! The two dudes from van set a great skin track up through the needle trees and then we passed them and had to break trail again. But we also got the goods. and they was good!

skin track on the ridge, back country days really dont get much better then this.
thats what Im talking about!
Manhattan what! Von is giving a thumbs up I think, but cant really tell with her oven mitts on. The kitchen is that way!

oh mama cita!
Melanie and just joking around while colin skins ups.

Turkey, avocado, mayo and mustard all on a triangle bun? yeah!!! Wheat free turkey too!

just blue bird!

Ricky getting the goods!

Colin almost looking as fresh as when he started. Colin has whiskey in his tea. I would also be drinking hard stuff if I had to hang out with Ricky all day.

sunday was more of an exploring day, we went up chilliwack way to try and find some goods. Didn't really get much but next time I know of some secret stash. Who wants in? Between Etsell, Melanie and Ricky we have about 6$ invested in our ski poles. They all have lasted forever, they never break, they never seize up over the summer when you cant collapse them. Etsell and Ricky also took the straps off theirs and its just sick! plus I put about 100$ in my triangle bun fund by not buying carbon poles that break.

My little rust bucket is the boss! you should have seen the crap it went up. Im betting this winter is the one I roll it into the ditch. should be fun! you know you have a good car when little pieces of it fall off when the snudge fall off.

My new home! I'm thinking a chilliwack hut trip is in order soon? maybe we need a little more snow. We made it up to 1400m and there was 75cm. so its a good start. The last 4 days made me want to move into this cabin and just pound turns all winter but Melanie talked me out of it. If I sound a little angry over the winter thats why.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Its on the way!

Last weekend we made a trip to the home of the Squamish wonder child. I got the chance to ride half nelson on the big bad remedy with big meats and I loved it! such a great ride, but its getting cold out! It might be time to put the bike into storage or my non functioning astro van parked in the underground. Any how great day and the mountains are getting white and its time to slay some pow pow. Remember, baker sucks tell your friends.
The deer killer got a puncture on the drive up. Melanie is all thumbs up. We flatted right after Britannia Beach when I was in the process of passing a tanker truck, yeah thats right I was passing someone, bring it!

It was my first flat fix ever! I killed that change over like a nascar pit crew. I know its not pluming or anything but a redneck is always a redneck.

found this dead sheep's head out on the trail. kinda crazy, kinda cool.

I guess there was some cougars in the area that might have got the sheep. Just a guess thats all.

Yeah not bad eh?

Monday, November 07, 2011

There's a new bar in town!

Melanie Bar.
The Ricky Bar is a classic I know but this Bar also has some serious taste and addiction. The MELANIE BAR was invented after a bad experience with a certain bar that costco caries that has moths in it. I guess that's what happens when you make organic stuff, or in this case 70% organic. Anyhow the Melanie Bar gets two thumbs up and does not come with moths.

1 Cup Butter
1.5 Cups Peanut Butter
1.5 TBSP Vanilla Extract
2 Cups Brown Sugar
1 Cup Corn Syrup
6 Cups Oats
1 Cup Coconut (toasted)
1 Cup Sunflower Seeds (toasted)
1 Cup Sesame Seeds (toasted)
2 Cups Chocolate Chips


In a skillet, toast coconut, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds and set aside to cool. In a very large mixing bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter, vanilla, and brown sugar. Add corn syrup an then mix in remaining ingredients. Press into greased (very large or two)12X18 inch cookie sheet. Bake in a 350F oven for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool slightly and cut while still warm.
(You can substitute toasted almonds and 1tsp almond extract for the sunflower seeds and vanilla if you want to mix it up. Or swap the chocolate chips for raisins).


Friday Etsell made me wake up at 5am but it was all worth it in the end. We had an unreal day up at the Heliotrope ridge in pow town conditions. Turns out the early bird gets the worm as we had our way with the fresh untouched slope before the 23 cars pulled into the parking lot and went on to rape the hill. Nothing like fresh untouched in Nov. Yeah 23 cars on a Friday, do people not work anymore? some other dudes take of it
Etsell with the sun coming up. It was so cold first thing, I had the big oven mitts on most the day. hands were getting really cold.

First run of the moring. The ski hill was reporting 11inch fresh snow!!!!

Skin to win.

yeah not bad eh.

if you look real careful like you can see the masses coming in over the horizon. This was our last run.

oh oh blower!

Its like art but more fun.

the bridge at grouse creek washed out in a killer avalanche last year so we are left to deal with this sketchy crossing.

when we went up in the morning there was zero cars here. And after there was half of Bellingham. crazy!