Monthly Archives: May 2011
tahoe is absolutely off the hook right now.
5.16.2011 – With reports of 20″ at squaw, we head to the wood to see what we see
method mike drops in off ski school
kfactor off the angry gremlin (it was funny watching him get to this)
then we found a cave
the town is definitely showing signs of the amgen tour being around as businesses are shedding off their winter coats and getting ready for the crowds, and the snow. here are some pics from today of some of the preparations
caltrans is doing their part to get ready
the amgen folks are getting their marketing on
team garmin getting warmed up
last week we had a little teeny tiny storm that dropped about 4-6″ of moderate density snow. monday i wanted to hit monument peak (the top of heavenly), but turned around at the base of milky way bowl and headed for east peak due to time concerns and very limited visibility. as i reached east peak the clouds parted and i was afforded a view of monument which naturally would haunt me till i went back. the next day was tuesday, so back i went with my buddy, coworker, fellow skier turned telemarker for the day, greg.
monument peak from east peak on monday, 5/9/11
it sure is nice to be able to take a picture here without a whole bunch of people taking pictures here…
greg hikes up to monument with the crystal range in the background. i see ralston, price, agassiz, pyramid, echo, flagpole, cracked crag, and the camp chute area off tallac’s southern flank
first off, there will be none of the shenanigans of the typical closing weekend, since this is a low key journey filled with kid stoke. this was a great way to end another great year at kirkwood. sunshine, great corn, lots of friends, family and fun.
first we scaled thunder mountain. me with my size 12 collini reversiblurple one piece and 210cm gs race skis mounted with the finest alpine binding ever made