>I already mentioned a few posts ago that we had our first few snowstorms of the season. While the resorts aren’t quite open yet, the coverage is good for those willing to put in the effort, so since we’re desperate for pow, we’ve been hiking. And it’s awesome.
I am super bummed to have realized that I somehow miscounted, or misremembered, the total number of days I have snowboarding in my lifetime. For some reason, I had 92 in my head at the end of this past season – this is completely and totally wrong. While I came in just a day shy of my 60 day goal this past year (I am SO getting 60 days this year!!), I’ve only been snowboarding a total 0f 80 days in my life.
That means this day was day 81 and I have 19 more days to go to hit 100 – not the 7 that I thought I had. Maybe I’ll go recount all those days again, just to be sure. Even though I’ve counted them up like 9 times and only gotten to 80. Perhaps I can do some fuzzy math?
Sierra went out back country skiing for the first time in her life. I usually don’t take her because deep snow is hard on her hips, but since we were just taking laps up Sentinal Bowl at Kirkwood and I knew there was a cat-track half way up, I thought she would enjoy it. I had to seriously coax her to follow be back down the mountain – she had NO clue what we were doing. To complicate the situation, Buddy went a different way and half way down the run, she could hear his voice from the top of one of the nearby cliffs and didn’t want to keep going without him. Once she sorted out that following our tracks that we used to get up was also the best way to get down, she did much better. Even so, she was so from hauling full speed after us that I had to carry her down the bottom half. Still, she seemed really happy and good and tired afterward.
Sadly, since I have to actually work most days a week, that’s the only day I’ve gotten in so far, though the crew has been out 2 or 3 other times. We’re supposed to get a big storm this coming weekend so I’m planning on coming home from Tucson on Saturday now so that I can head out Sunday, Monday and Tuesday before my crazy Thanksgiving madness begins in the store.