Well, I didn't have high hopes, but considering I've only gone on 1 dawn patrol this year, I decided I'd get out no matter what. So at 5 am I got up, drove 5 min, skinned for 15 min, skied for 5 min, and waited for Mingus for 20 min. The snow was quite crusty, and it was really cold out, but I got some great views of the sunrise and was glad I went. Still haven't had a "bad" dawn patrol experience.
And lo and behold, the dawn patrol turned out to be the start of a skiing trifecta day. Backcountry skiing in the morning. Resort ski in the afternoon, and skate skiing during naptime. I only got in 2 real runs in at Alpine, but spent a good 2 hours with Kai on the lifts at Alpine. He is starting to cruise on his own at the resort... although his lack of fear is a concern. After we made it home, I put Kai down and went skate skiing for my 7th day of the season, and 10th time in my life. I think I'm getting the hang of it now.
Here are some more pics. I've posted them on instagram too, if you wanna follow me @ snowymonk. I mostly post for the sake of having the geotags on Strava link up. http://instagram.com/snowymonk
|Check out White Wolf after this storm...|
|vs 2 weeks ago.|
|Skate Skiing. This halo was very prominent all day long.|
|High Plains Drifter!|