Thursday, December 29, 2011

No Snow?

"Weather is a great metaphor for life - sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, and there's nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella."  ~Terri Guillemets

Colorado's had a slow start to the snow season.  The lack of snow is amplified especially in comparison to last year, one of the largest snow years ever.  Somehow, though, I've been managing to have as much fun skiing as ever.  Even if the snow has been underwhelming, I've thoroughly enjoyed the exploration of a few big backcountry days, the fun of skiing resort groomers with my kids, photographing the extraordinary mid-winter light and an incredible day of hiking and skiing w/ Z.  Conditions in town (where we're ahead of typical averages for snow) have been really fun with skate skiing on the golf course and ice skating at the neighborhood park.

Z ready for a backcountry run in 3,2,1...

The hike up on a particularly nice early December day.

The turns down on that same day.


Rocky Mt National Park just before Xmas.

We found one little place where the wind doesn't blow.

"The hiking was easy" he told me.

Almost there.

Winter sun & wind