Thanks to all who made this a great day!
It was great to meet and ski with a whole bunch more TAYers. And it was nice to see Kam back from the snowless Hades otherwise known as Virginia. ;)
Hannah started half an hour after us, and smoked us all to the top. It must have been the blue skirt power. We spent some time buckling boots, trading lies, and shaking hands in the (new?) hut. JibberD cracked me up when I introduced myself.
"I thought you were 50!"
Apparently my youth does not translate through the text-based medium of TAY. ;) The others expressed similar sentiments, I'm flattered.
The snow was wonderful, several inches of compacted fresh. While varying depths and densities made sure to test our balance, I had an absolute blast, even on my 'light' gear. I was having way too much fun to stop and take decent photos, but I snapped several when I had to stop due to lactic acid buildup. :)
Since the UW upped my server space, I'll dump a whole bunch of pics here (more in the directory). Ctrl+W closes your browser window, making it easy to quicly close pics. [Dave">[Hannah">[Dave">[Skip">[Allyson">[Michael">[Michael">[Hannah">[Dave">[Jessica">[Kristina">[Amar">[Kam">
Amar suggested that the snow wasn't as great as I thought it was, so maybe it wasn't. But after what we found in September, I sure was happy.
PS. If a photo of you is in here
and you'd like a hi-res version of the photo, email me at pbelitz 'AT' gmail 'dawt' com.