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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Slacking

Well, not slacking in the sense that we haven't been doing anything lately, but slacking in the sense that I haven't been updating this blog.  This is for the six of you may happen to read this thing.

With the ski season yet to start we have been trying to keep in shape to be prepared for when we get the opportunity to make a few laps. 

A little over a month ago, Tam and I visited John up in McCall for a little snowshoe trip to Snowslide Peak.  You can read the trip report here: http://www.splattski.com/2012/snowslide/index.html

Here are a few of my pictures of the trip.
Smiling faces!

Tam powering up the trail
Snowslide Lake

Summit View

The following week, Dyan and I went up to visit John again for a hike up Pollack Mountain.  Again thanks to John for doing a trip report: http://www.splattski.com/2012/pollock/index.html

Here are a few of my photos from that trip:

Dylan and John snacking
In the fog
Almost to the summit
Damn, I look good!
On Thanksgiving Day we got out on a pre-meal hike/climb of Stack Rock outside of Bogus Basin.  John wasn't with us on this trip, so no trip report.  Note the lack of snow:

Our first view of Stack Rock

Tam wondering what we got her into

Stack Rock

Heading up

Made it!

Summit shot

Over the Thanksgiving weekend Dylan and I got out to do some chukar hunting in addition I headed to Cervidae for some conditioning.  I made it up the 2000 feet and 2.5 miles in 52:30 and was feeling good about myself.

The following week Dylan and I headed back to Cervidae with him trying to run up it and me doing my best to draft him.  He made it car to car in 1:05 and I made it to the top in 50:10 and car to car in 1:25. Still trying for that 45 minute summit.

Today (12/8/12) we woke up to an inch of snow on the ground and our objective was Shaw Mountain.  Shaw is actually part of the Boise foothills and we've been up it a few years ago.  We took off in the cold wind and made good time up and the Squaw Creek trail.






Summit Shot
 

The love of my life!
It turned out to be a great day.  Cold, windy, with occasional snow flurries.  Dylan and I summited in 2:10 and  we met up with Tam a couple of hundred feet below the summit.  Total time was four hours and we travelled 10 miles and gained 3000 feet!

We should be in shape for some skiing - just need a bit more snow.

1 comment:

larry szurgot said...

There's never any slacking with you guys. If I ever get hurt on the hill I told Barb to get you and Dylan to pack me out. I'd say Tam also except I'm afraid that she may talk to Barb and decide to leave me.

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