Welcome whatta ride...nice that you finally came out of lurk-mode! Good to see you today at that place that sux. Hope you return for many more fun days there!
It was a picture-perfect day before with no wind (the calm before the storm!
) and chilly temps. The conditions were better than I anticipated, but still very thin. I was glad I waited until 11:00 to show up because onegoodturn, Freerider and teledork said it was very firm early this morning. You had to really WATCH in front of you to make sure you weren't approaching tiny twigs sticking out in some places or rocks that had been kicked up just below the surface on some knolls. The snow quality was quite nice on most runs, but I was glad I had good edges. We found Snowave and his girlfriend whatta ride at Stew Pot Slims (yes, it was actually open!
) and I ate lunch while they all drank beer!
I stayed until 2:00, then headed home. No crowds, as usual and everyone was in a festive mood for their anniversary and the holidays. All snow riders had to download as Canyon Trail barely has any coverage and was closed. It was a memorable June opener for certain!
Edited to add: Thanks for the shout out SDmarkus...good to see you again!
Going up J1 - The Face is pretty bony to say the least!
Gull, June and Mono Lakes
Teledork, Freerider and OGT at the top of J4.
Really crowded on Gunsmoke!
That's Freerider that zoomed past me.Here comes OGT!
Snowave and whatta ride. Look...new umbrellas at Stew Pot Slims! (besides being out of toilet paper and soap in the ladies room, they didn't seem very prepared for opening day as two of the three recycle bins were still facing the shack and were not available to the guests and there was only one trash can out with a full deck of folks lounging around eating and drinking.)
Me and the Dork.
Sucky view of Mt. Wood.