The skiing exceeds all my expectations. Knee deep every day, hip deep every other day, each day filled with endless untracked powder.
After a pair of false starts in the past few days, days spent slogging rather than skiing, we finally started to skiing in earnest! Today we went with Jennifer, Lance and Charis to an area on Thompson Pass called Vertigo. The snow was great, the weather just fine, the light a little flat. The amazing […]
The crew and 30+ inches of snow…time to shovel! There has been some debate going on in this household over the past few weeks. You see my father and his wife, Susan, are coming to Valdez for the week between Christmas and New Years. The question at hand is: should they bring their touring skis […]
Here we are, finally settled in Valdez. We cruised up the Inside Passage over the summer, knowing all along we had to cross the Gulf of Alaska. We wanted to do it by summer’s end. That didn’t happen, not even close. When Labor Day passed and we were still in British Columbia, Canada–not even to Alaska yet–we began doubting our ability to make it to Valdez before weather closed the door on the Gulf.
As the sun set today the moon arose over the newly frosted Chugach. This is the view from the dining room table. Thanks for taking a gander. If you find something that’s broken or missing, please let us know via our contact page. Thanks.
GAAAAAAAAAA! WHERE IS THE SNOW! 36 inches of new snow. 20 inches of new snow. 24 inches of new snow. IN FREEKING COLORADO! Why am I making noises like a frustrated, caged tiger? Not because the avalanche danger is too high, not because the mountains around us are unbelievable but because we have traveled over […]
I was thinking how long the winter will be, how much skiing and playing I will be able to get in. Then POW! I have a boat and all of a sudden mid-April is not far away, in fact it seems like next week.