Nov 21, Kendall Ridge

Hooked up with Greg Louie and Mike O'Brien to try out Kendall Ridge.  Would have been nice if the rain line had been a little lower yesterday, but found good snow as we broke out of the trees.   Coverage was excellent up high, and were able to skin most of the way to the ridge top.  Had good turns before venturing into the forest.  





Nov. 18, 2009 Alpental

Well, a beautiful fall turned into a cold and wet winter. A little ahead of schedule, the Pacific Northwest has begun to accumulate snowfall. I got my first lift served turns at Crystal on Friday the 14th. Good early season 28 degree powder around the Green Valley area. But since this website is dedicated primarily to human powered turns, I will call this Day 1! With fresh snow overnight and stable avalanche conditions, this turned out to be a nice start to the season. Our late 10:00 start, gave three people the chance to break in a easy skin track straight up to the top of International. With minimal effort, Don Hecker and I cruised to the top lift shack. Despite the funky liftshack smell, we enjoyed a quick break then headed down for some excellent turns. We bumped into Frank at the bottom of Lower International, and raced him to the bottom. Nice start to the season, looking forward to many more good days.

Don heading up into Lower International


Boston Oct 25, 2009

Headed to Boston, to see the other end of Interstate 90. Not a bad city, but no hills, no mountains. There is lots of water, and history.