|Yes, History channel, yet again.|
|It is really weird when the only foot prints you ever see are you own.|
Then my buddy Steve was up and he wanted to test out his new AT (alpine touring) set up he just got along with some climbing skins. These are made of mohair (used to be seal skins back in the day, thus the name) and attach to the base of your ski with this sticky stuff (that is the technical name, sticky stuff). They break in one direction and slide in the other and allow you to climb. You take them off when you ready to ski downhill.
Anyway, I have telemark set-up, so I told him I would help him break the new gear in at the local ski hill (10 miles away) that is currently closed. It isn’t steep and is a great place to practice and get used to new equipment.
|Here I am putting my skins on.|
|Steve starting to climb, with Bailey in the background.|
|My tele-boots are happy to have snow on them.|
|I like this shot of the 2 sets of skin tracks…some powder!|
|Get it? Unload here? Yes, we act like a couple of 12 year old boys..|
|Steve’s first unskinning….I showed him how to do it without taking off his skis later.|
Skiing down was fun, it always is, that is the whole point of going up.
|Lots of snowmobile tracks to the right eating up our powder.|
Steve loved his new set up, we skinned up twice. Since I was blacked out this weekend at Sugarloaf, I was super happy to get a few runs in, and it is always fun to hang with Steve.
It was a good day.
Swim: 2800 yards
Bike: 95 miles on trainer
Run: 24 miles
121 miles total.