Snowden. Hiking in the San Juan Mountains.
There are not a lot of women split boards to choose from. My first set up came from a consignment store, a voile split from years ago. It rode literally like a boat. I had to lean into the turns with my entire body. That is not the sport for me. My father says I… Continue reading Gear Review: Viole Spartan
I had two self arrest…twice. the first time caught me in shock, as I was sliding all I could think is I am sliding. I tried grabbing the ice. I tried turning sideways. I then fliipped and shoved my ski in the snow. It was close to the start of the Sultan, so not in… Continue reading The Mighty Sultan
Surprise! Women come in all shapes and sizes. I am not built like a man, apart from being gifted with strong upper body. To be frank, I have an hour glass figure. I try to hide it 85 percent of the time. The one time I need to acknowledge my curves is buying snowpants. Readers… Continue reading Gear Review: Patagonia PowSlayer bibs
It is that feeling of when you hip hits the rock ice. It is that feeling of using a darth vader head lamp at 5 am because you forgot the fully functioning legit head lamp. And, it’s thst feeling of trying to skin up a solid piece of ice and falling. “I just can’t do… Continue reading Ice Picks and Summits
I must admit. I am a climber, not a snow person. Some people have spirit animals that are majestic like an eagle or a mountain goat. I have a soul that matches a lizard. And, not the majestic collared lizard with it’s lime green and cotton candy blue body. I mean just a straight up… Continue reading Potato Gun
If an avalanche occurs you could die. You can also be buried unsure of if you are going to die. And, you can put others at risk of dying. Before going to the avalanche course, I knew the basics. I understood how an avalanche occurred, what to watch out for, and how a beacon worked.… Continue reading Courage To See It