Music: "The Hunter" by On an On : itsonanon.com/
December and January were highlighted by persistent layers in our snowpack, but as things began to stabilize the storms started rolling in and the skiing was great. I spent a lot of days shooting photos with Jay Goodrich and video with KGB Productions, but managed a few relaxing solo days, or just shredding with friends. As February progressed, storm after storm slathered the mountain and it was obvious that "It" was "On", as people say. I took advantage of some soft landings and worked on one of my tricks, which I call "rolling down the windows". Feel free to use it on the dance floor.
Alas, just as the big lines were really filling in, I went and tossed myself into my own bombhole and went splat. I skied out but could feel a little more play in my right knee than the left, which lead to a visit to the doctor...which lead to meeting my health insurance deductible...which lead to about 6 weeks off snow to let my MCL heal. Fortunately, it was only MCL and no surgery was necessary. I've been able to recover really well, which I certainly attribute to the physical therapy sessions at Excel PT here in Jackson.
Now as I type this I'm looking a pile of gear that I'm packing up to make my first trip to Alaska. I got a call a few days ago to join a team from Dynafit and Backcountry.com and we're heading towards the promised land for some human powered ascents outside of Valdez...but let's save that for another episode!
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