With the holidays and everything going on the last couple weeks of December I had a bit of a "rest" from touring on the 5 day week schedule. It was great to spend some time with family and enjoy the holidays and the handful of days that I did get out were great! To start it off Greg Hansen and I went out to a local zone in search of pow, in which we indeed did find, along with a little extra credit.
On the next tour the sun was out and we were able to enjoy some turns in the alpine.
Then came more pow....
And then my birthday rolled around and along with it a gnartic chill. Of course I had to put in a tour to ring in year 29. So Mike Bannister, Zach Novak, and I headed out and up into the clouds on a 5k ft vert tour to summit and ski a backyard peak in my favorite mountain range. The Gore, of course. A frigid day we had ok visibility from around treeline and below but encountered -25 degree white-out conditions not too far above the trees. And a great birthday tour it was!
And for my last tour of the year Gary and I headed out into the Ten Mile and enjoyed some excellent turns thanks to Vic.
What a great year 2014 was filled with mountains, snow, rivers, great friends and family, and to cap it off I got engaged to the woman I love! Looking forward to the year to come! Cheers to 2015!!!!