March 19, 2007

Streak in action

Yeah, we are skiing. Well, WE were until SOF pulled a muscle after falling. She is fine, but decided to shop today instead of skiing.

And skiing was only part of it. My ski partners like to hike to ski, which always bothered me. That is what ski lifts are for. Anyway, here is a picture of me and one of my ski partners:



I spent $30 or so on a day pack that holds the skis. Thank the lord, because carrying the skis, poles and trying to negotiate the hike in ski boots without that pack was no fun. At the top, we gathered our breath. Ok, mostly me. But I was exhausted. 11,500 feet before we start hiking suggests limited oxygen.



And then had to go down this:



Steep and scary, but also fun.

Anyway, tomorrow it is back to the world.

3 comments:

Bootleg Blogger said...

Sure, Streak! Looks to me like you tilted the camera a little for effect! What mountain are you on? MJ? I'm so jealous, although I can't believe the competative one in he family was sidelined by a muscle pull:-)!!! Was she showing you up bad? If memory serves she's pretty comfy on the boards. Looks awesome, dude. Later-BB

Streak said...

It was taken at taos, but the snow was pretty rough. More spring like conditions than we have seen in years, so the morning stuff was frozen, and only softened up in the afternoon. the snow higher up was better.

And yes, she is still great on skis.

Cold In Laramie said...

Personally, Streak, I distrust the dubious characters with whom you vacation. I am beginning to wonder.