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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 06:21 pm
skiing


Erin organized a cross-country skiing adventure on Sunday with her friends and co-workers. It's been about 15 years since I'd done this, but it was pretty fun.

We rented equipment at Meadowlark in Sandy, bought chains because it was snowing, stopped to chain up because a sign told us to, got back in our cars because a trooper told us not to chain up where we stopped, stopped about 100' down the road to chain up, chained up, parked at Government Camp, trooped across the highway to find the West Leg Road trailhead, and VIOLA.

Nic prepares one of the many snowballs she launched at me that day.
Petey and Justine, Erin's co-workers.
Nicole in the foreground, Brandon in the background, Erin in the snow.

To be fair, I fell down a lot, mostly on my face. But, since I had the camera, when I was not busy falling down, I was taking pictures of Erin falling down.
Such as this one.
But she made herself a snow boner.

What I didn't get was a shot of her getting the tip of it in her mouth.

Wish I had more pics, but I was having trouble manipulating the camera with gloved hands, and putting the gloves back on after taking them off was a surprisingly time-consuming process.

The weather was really good ... bright, but overcast, with very light and intermittent snow, and freakin' COLD. The only wind was where we parked, and otherwise the air was still and quiet. The trail was pretty empty, our party of 8 met a few other folks during the several hours we were out, but because so few people were out, there was a lot of powder to slog through if you strayed (or fell) off the compacted path.

We followed a gentle climb, and I think we traversed a few miles over as many hours, then turned around to come back. The slope was enough to glide most of the way down, in several instances picking up enough speed to get out of control (at least for me), so I did most of my face plants on the return trip.

Tons of traffic on the road down from the mountain afterward, but we persevered and made it to Edgefield for beers and nosh.

Awesome times. Thanks, Erin. :)

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sushi4k
sushi4k
kris
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)

ah yes, if it wasn't for afterdrinks, I probably wouldn't ski. :) that XC stuff, though, that's hard core.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)

Three days later, my legs are paying for it. :)


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zind4gi
zind4gi
Bob Sahangin
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)

Looked like a lot of fun. I love that first pic of you and N.


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acadiabaird
acadiabaird
Acadiabaird
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 05:34 am (UTC)

me too!

i was up there on sunday, it was epic, as was saturday....


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dryad271
dryad271
nitemare hippie girl
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)

snow boner! awesome.


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ghotighued
ghotighued
Isaac
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 06:05 am (UTC)

Snow Boner, FTW!


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emakelle
Erin
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)

I wish we had pics of me going down on my snow boner. Oh man.


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(Anonymous)
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)

If you don't mind "off the beaten path," there's always the return trip through Hood River on Hwy 35. A stop at the Full Sail Brewery makes the extra mileage worthwhile. Easier to justify if you go to the "other side" of the 'Hood (such as to Little John).


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emakelle
Erin
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)

You're welcome!

I would like to point out that the pics you have of me falling down were purposeful falls. Not sure you witnessed any of of my true bailouts.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)

Your mastery of this activity truly exceeds mine; none of my falls were purposeful.


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emakelle
Erin
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)

My favorite was the one when you went to knock snow off the tree and that caused you to lose balance and fall on your ass.

My favorite of my non-purposeful falls was the one coming down that really steep hill and just kind of going off the trail and faceplanting into the snowbank halfway down the hill. It's so much fun to fall when it doesn't hurt.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)

Ah, the snow-knock. Sound in theory, disastrous in practice.

Yeeeeeah, I did almost all of my falls on the way down. Some were to slow myself down, most were because one of my skis glided sideways off the track. You're right, it doesn't hurt except when it's the 8th time you've planted your face into the snow and it really starts stinging. :)


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emakelle
Erin
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)

Well, I became inured to the sting when I fellated my snow boner. The tricky part then is being able to breathe when you have too much snow around your face and mouf.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)

Ohhh, see, I thought you were signaling that you wanted donuts.


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emakelle
Erin
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)

Nah, I'd already had my donut quota for the month.

And snow donuts are just tears of sadness waiting to happen.


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dotcombabe
dotcombabe
Naomi
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)

That looks like so much fun!!!
I can't wait to try XC one of these days.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)

It was a lot of fun, honestly more fun than I expected. I think the last time I went (long ago), I probably got wet or was too cold, or was frustrated with not being coordinated, but this time, a combination of great weather, fun people, and plenty of warm and dry clothing really helped.


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luvsammy
luvsammy
Samalamity
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)

Haha. I saw these pics linked from Erin before I saw your post. That's how far behind I am...frantically chipping away at the entries on my FL. Looks like so much fun. Plans are in the works for joining y'all on the next expedition.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)

Rock on. :)


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emakelle
Erin
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)

And now maybe I have a bit of understanding of what it's like to get a handjob on your boner... I look so damn happy in that pic!


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)

A warm hand on a frozen boner is indeed a sublime sensation.


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