Winter’s Coming.

One of my skis that I’d stashed on the summit of Old Glory and had gone missing, showed up. I was riding to the summit as part of the Seven Summits Poker Ride  http://rosslandtrails.wordpress.com/2008/09/09/seven-summits-poker-ride/ when there it was, sticking up out of the rocks. There was a core shot in it that I don’t remember, so perhaps it’s had some use? Will the mystery ever be solved?

With temperatures dropping to below freezing in the local mountains, and even a few snowfalls in the higher ranges, winter feels like it’s coming early, and I’m thinking about skiing, and ski gear. I’m going to give the new Garmont Radiums a try as my touring boots, and 188cm Coombas with Marker Dukes as my lift skiing/Mt Roberts set-up.

Talking with Potsie about the summer grooming at Red this summer has me stoked on all the new lines we’ll be charging. It sounds like they’ve really done things right and opened things up.  Just looking up at the Slides you can see the difference.

I’ve even been doing Google Earth fly-throughs of the Monashees between Revelstoke and Blue River – contemplating a ski traverse for the fall, and calculating how I can drop some more weight from my traversing pack. I hope it starts puking in October!

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