Is this what they mean when they say, “junk in the trunk”?
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Amy, Sky and Abby took a nice hike the other weekend to Mirror Lake near Mt. Hood. After the easy climb to the lake, Sky convinced Amy and Abby to climb the ridge to Tom, Dick and Harry Peak, as he wanted to scout out the potential ski terrain in the bowl above the lake. Though there was some smoke haze in the air, the views from the ridge did not disappoint.
Amy, Sky and Abby took President’s Weekend to explore Amy’s old stomping ground; Bend, Oregon. They spent two days skiing the deep, dry powder on Tumalo Peak and one day at Mt. Bachelor Resort. The weekend included lots of skinning, powder runs, fog, lost gloves, stuck car out on a remote forest service road, 360° ice slides in the Element, beer and more beer (Sky sampled nearly every beer at the Deschutes Brewery!), sore legs, stinky ski gear, good food and more skinning and skiing. All in all it was an epic weekend!
The other week Sky took a day off to solo ski Mt. St. Helens. The goal was to reach the summit, but with an approaching storm, moving in fast, he had to turn around at the cloud line when visibility went to zero. Not a bad day, as he still got to ski approx. 3000 feet of vertical! Below are three pictures; the mountain in clouds, looking back towards Portland and the view down, near where he turned around.