this summer i… highland lakes

catching up with more early summer adventures. after our trip to bowman lake we took a week off before heading up for some skiing at highland lakes. this would be a quick overnighter to get the pups out and make some june turns.
a look at folgers peak as we approach just west of ebbett’s pass and just before we turn onto highland lakes road. our line ended up being off the saddle in the middle. the stuff to lookers right was wicked suncuppy and not as appealing as in this pic. the longer lines on the left may have been the call but were out of view when we were there.
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as soon as we arrived stoke was stoked as there was a seemingly endless buffet of cow patties. yum!
stoke dog eats cow poop oh yeah

after the drive, the pups were excited to be outside
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it’s a pretty place
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and the views aren’t bad
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as soon as we found some snow, the pups play instinct was switched to high
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nacho began to levitate
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and ashley taught them to meditate
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the tags say it all. 😉
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awesome on top
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i told stoke he would get mad treats if he mastered the one ear up trick, cause ashley is a sucker for that.
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but nacho does not approve, cause he considers those treats his
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but we were here to ski so let’s get to that. me dropping in with awesome nacho following and lame stoke hesitating
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stoke (who has only skied powder before, once) was all “whaaaat, you want me to ski that?”
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and then he accidentally pointed it
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ashley came down to his rescue
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woah! don’t know how that got in here.
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after a couple of short laps it was already 6:00 so it was time to head back. a timed shot with hiram peak (left) and airola peak in the background
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our longest line of the day was in the gully on the way back down
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there were a few gaps though. giving my knee it’s biggest test to date (it hurt)
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ashley linking up the patches with style and grace (but no helmet!)
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before making it back to her van, down by the river. it started snowing lightly a few minutes later
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stoke was still a bit freaked out by his accidental straightline, or he was chewing on the solar cables and got shocked. not sure which
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the next day as we headed back to tahoe, we got some mountain biking in on the tryon meadow trail (the pics disappeared) and then got some sport climbing in at true value crag. here ashley is approaching the crux of sliver, a 5.9
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