So needless to say, when the day rolled around, the conditions weren’t ideal. When we pulled up to park, it was clear that we would have to stick to the road cut, which meant a gentle climb up and a gentle cruise down—more of a xc ski than anything. I was worried the event wouldn’t be as advertised, but as I looked around apologetically it was all smiling faces: the ladies said they were just happy to be spending the day outside and exploring a new place. I was so thankful for their positive energy. And by the end of the day, I couldn’t help thinking to myself that it could have turned out so differently—just one Negative Nancy could have made it such a different trip, focusing it on what we couldn’t do because of the conditions, not what we could do because we live in a magical place surrounded by unending new places to play and explore.
And, WE SAW A MOOSE! And a moose-shaped print in the snow where she’d been laying down.
So that was awesome.
- Maybe planning backcountry ski trips a month in advance isn’t the best idea.
- Outsiety ladies are wonderful, positive rays of sunshine in this sometimes grumpy world we live in.
- Moose are cool.
- Point of Rocks makes the best Salty Dog in the valley.
Post by Margosia Jadkowski, BadAssador