16 Feb, 2010
Starting the morning on the mountain makes the day so much better, I think it’s something about the morning air hitting your lungs and each turn waking you up that does the trick. I lost a friend 9 years ago on this day and thanks to him I’m a snowboarder so being on the mountain is just my way of riding for him without the sadness involved. I can’t turn back time but I can enjoy something that we did together years ago.
I rode the mountain alone today and went into my favorite trees off of Pony Express. Despite the busy factor still in time, just being able to find a quiet spot on the mountain to ride alone was everything I wanted for today.
I took out the 10-11 Never Summer Lotus since I knew I’d be freeriding and finding some leftover powder on the mountain. I didn’t recognize any changes in the board from previous years, so no adjustment and it felt great to be back on the board after my 09-10 lotus was stolen.
It was good to see my board getting in some fluffy new snow again
Jib zone and no-jib zone signs…ah funny stuff.
I ended the day of riding in the late morning so I could head into work but it was definitely much needed to be out on the slopes, clear my head and ride to remember.