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Seeking Ski Symphonies

This is a bit of a followup from my last post regarding managing depression, which you can read here. The first time I ever skied I was two-years-old and probably only wore the cross-country skis for a total of three minutes tops. 174 more words


A quiet day and loud evening!

A rest day today.  And the wind has stopped.  Surprisingly even though it’s a sunny -5°C outside it doesn’t feel as cold as the last two days when the temperatures were above zero, but a cold wind was blowing.   657 more words

December 2016

"Backcountry Groomers" Mt Tahoma Ski Trails

Well, today was a compromise. Our plans kind of changed at the last minute the night before. I wanted to just go to Paradise to go skin before the next storm, albeit I’m not a fan of going by myself, and Lyss wanted to take the dogs out. 439 more words


We thought it was a big day...?

We’re quite tired tonight.

This morning we tried a new skinning route up to another chalet near Passo Pordoi.  It took a bit longer than our usual morning coffee routine to Refugio Plan Boe – almost 2 hours of skinning, compared to our usual brisk 35 minutes.   548 more words

December 2016

Edith Creek Saddle

Lyss is still learning how to ski, but her first set of skis are a touring setup, so we took her out for some low angle wind blown powder at Paradise to try out her skins. 283 more words


Home Butchering

December 15, 2016

Home butchering is best done on a cold day. Using nature’s refrigeration only makes sense! This sow was a bad mother, who killed her babies.(It happens sometimes when farrowing in nests) I have no need for a mother such as her, but we needed sausage. 254 more words

Small Farming

Struggle Bus Wallowing Through Paradise 12/5

From one volcano to the next!  Robin, Janelle, and I headed out to Paradise to Wallow in what I suspected as a tracked out Paradise after the epic storm hit Saturday night. 717 more words