April 11-16, Sea Otter Classic

Thanks to our friends, Matt and Heidi, we were able to attend the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, Ca.. Matt does all the marketing for Topeak bicycle products and needed someone to help staff his booth. The Sea Otter is a road and mountain bike festival that typically marks the start of bicycling season.

Francine and Heidi setting up the booth

Singletrack and sheep

Kevin in the hills

Francine in the trees

A stop in Santa Cruz after the festival

April 10, Kendall Peaks

I got off work this morning and checked in with Francine. She said Greg had called last night. I decided to call Greg and see if he wanted to go ski. He was a little groggy, but quickly made up his mind to go. We had heard there was a little new snow, so we were envisioning dust over crust. We were very wrong! The snow was 6-8 inches deep. Nice to get a powder day this late in spring. Today we skied. Tomorrow, we fly to Monterey to work the Topeak booth at the Sea Otter Classic.

Greg makes good turns off Kendall Ridge

Does this look like spring skiing?

April 3, Snoqualmie Mountain - E. Slopes

Great weather brought out the crew for an assault on the East slopes of Mt. Snoqualmie. Here Greg and Frank look up at the East summit of Snoqualmie Mt. We all had plans for the evening, so decided to ski down from a knob on the ridge versus the summit. The new snow of the past couple days made for excellent skinning and skiing.

Greg rips it up

Checking out the slide action on the slope we skied.

Special appearance by Scott O. doing the telemark turn.

Greg skis down the gut