Thursday, December 6, 2007

Opening Day in Heaven

So near the beginning of last November I took a date to the Warren Miller film ( the date because I needed her ticket for a second free pass to ski resorts in the area, and Sierra was'nt available to go) as every good Ski Bum should, and there was no helping it, I caught a rare known ( rarely known to normal people) disease called Congelado Alpinetitis, better known as Snow fever. Symptoms: constant eagerness to check snow levels, anxiety built over no rain and warm weather, constant strain in the neck ( from looking for signs of snow), abnormal excited conversation around others with the same sickness. Alright I just really was wanting it to snow, wanting to skip work when it did and race for the mountain!!! I did'nt skip work, and I was even hesitant to race to the mountain because no one likes skiing on rocks. Then it happened Crystal anounced its opening day, and alls I needed now was just one push out the door, and it came from home sick Utahn named Daniela Chavez:

After further observation she too was suffering from the before mentioned sickness!


It was so good!!!!!

Not deep deep powder like you utah saints talk about, but the day started
out as a pretty good groomed base. we fought burning legs and strong winds( strong winds from high volacity!!!!) until noon and we hit the lodge. Lunch: David's famous tuna sandwich with tabasco sauce to defrost the Perma-grin developing from a mixture of Cold wind burns, crazy tears of joy running down your cheeks, and pure dopamine rush!!!!
While we lunched on good food, the condition ouside where getting worse, worse or Better!!! It was a literal Blizzard for about and hour and a half!! I was wondering if my Utah friend would want to call it a day, then came the question from her: your not gonna wimp out on me are you and call it a day ? NO WAY!!!!!!!! we fought high winds and growing perma-grins for two hours, then the wind stopped and the white stuff kept coming. It got to the point that because everyone else had left and the high rate of snow fall we where making first tracks every run up to our shins!!!!!

So that was it, the recommend cure for a not so dreaded disease. We stayed on the slopes until 16:30 ( 4:30 pm ) even though the ski lift was supposed to stop at 16:00 we talked ( or should I say it was my snowboarding female counterpart that did the sweet talking) our way on the last chair up, it was so quiet!! the lift operator even stopped the lift twice to mess with us!! Can you imagine? Dying from hypothermia on a ski lift? What a wonderful way to die!!!!

so ya I think I over did my quota for writing tonight!

But it was good!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Ya So I realized the last Blog defnitely was'nt apropraite to show young nefews
so maybe this will be a better

The snow is the top of Mount Everest, and those are the

skids to a Eurecil A-Star Helicopter, making it the highest helicopter landing

on earth!! ( a Record impossible to Break!!!)

Helicopters hard at work on opening the new Pure black diamond ski area near crystal!!!! Sikorsky 500 Super Stallion ( the same type used in trasformers)

This is DNR's ( dep. of nat. recourses) #0 Fire Fighter, they have

4 Huey's and 3 Cobras in their fleet.

First ground school lesson ( in a Apache longbow!!)

Copailis Beach, just north of Ocean shores

Runway 27 of the Hoquiam airport

Over Capital Peak, Black hills ( just west of Olympia)

The Chehalis river

just over Tumwater

Its just a great shot, could'nt help my self to not showing it again!!

This is the Ducati of Helicopters, its a McDonald Douglass 500E,
or just MD 500E

Monday, November 19, 2007

Spyder Lake Trip

somethings never change

Some 380 Ft. High, making it the highest train bridge in America!!

Vantage point

Wet Sexy Legs!!!! ( the ones with red hair)

Merry and Pippin would'nt do this even if they had been drinkin from Pints!!!

Harrison Ford Don't got nothin!!

Hey everyone !!! ( you go when you gotta GO!!!)

It becomes a Mist by the time it falls that 380 ft!!