Thursday, March 26, 2009

Consolation Prize

Since I missed my spring ski trip with the dogs, we've been going out daily after judging the forecast for weather and ashfall. Here are some pictures of our daily jaunts.

Here we are going up to Hidden Lake on Monday

On Tuesday we tried McHugh Peak.

Wednesday we skied locally in the trees with the high winds...nothing like 60 mph winds to throw a guy to the ground.

Thursday we skied to Williwaw Lake

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Back in the Neighborhood

Hey, look who's back in the neighborhood! Came back early this year.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Thar She Blows

Mt Redoubt, a volcano you can see from our house, exploded last night and this morning. We were alerted to its explosion by friends calling and emailing, they received the news before we did since we were asleep.

Here is a picture from our front deck from last week.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Telemark skiing

We love to telemark ski on the weekends. We've never really been able to take Valley because we never trusted her off leash, and she's terrified of new people and skis. Today was her big day. We skijored her to the top of the ridge, let her loose then skied down the skin track watching her closely as she followed behind. She is still scared of skis and people but running free is so healthy for her.