Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Yesterday marked the second time I've gotten all twelve months on the snow. The season started for me Oct 18th, 2012 with the KindBro at A-Basin riding, his two Travis Parker dual swallowtails. Then from there on in, it was pretty smooth sailing getting days every month, until September. About two weeks ago I kept checking the web cams at Timberline but to no avail, the place was closed down. I started to think it wasn't going to happen until the snow reports started to come in for Baker last week. I told Milo on Friday "dude, we may make a sneak mission to Baker on Saturday or Sunday, depending on how much snow they get." Again, we got hosed. Baker is so freaking 1980's that there isn't a web cam to show snow on the ground, nor did I see anything on the www about what was going on up there. There was no way in hell I was gonna drive the 3.5hours up there to get skunked either. So here I was at C3, Monday morning, hands in the air, thinking to myself, "fuck me, this is like my 6th time getting 11 months in a row." Then I looked at the web cams at Stevens and started to think that it was within my reach. I rolled out of my third ever yoga class at 1PM, got a wild hair across my ass and just started to drive. Called my wife, got heckled, but kept driving. Got to the hill around 3:30PM, saw some dudes from K2 leaving the parking lot after a snowtoshoot for their catalog and grabbed my fixed gear like snowboard and headed to the hill. A quick jaunt up the mountain bike trails that we rode two weeks earlier and I was far enough up the hill for me to claim September on the hill. And now, X marks the spot on September 30th on my calender, giving me 91 days on the hill this season.