Friday, January 16, 2009

More Snowshoeing

To begin 2009 right, I went with Trukee friends to their cabin for some snowshoeing and Donner Party BBQ sauce.

The statue at Donner Park - the snow was up to their feet (the feet of the statues that is) at the time the Donner Party was stuck up there at Donner Pass.

It started as a gorgeous day for snowshoeing, and FlyBoy and I tested the hill-climbing capabilities of our shoes by scrambling up some short, but nearly impossible inclines.

Then, as a storm approached, we reached this pond for a spectacular view of the mountains (Sugarbowl?), clouds, and my frightening "fashion sense" - I'm not sure how else to refer to my outfit there...

Later that week we approached a sea of Elvi at Mt Rose - and giggled ourselves silly.

After soaking in our fill of Elvi, we went for a jaunt near Lake Tahoe - and while it was flat, the 8600 ft elevation was surprisingly breathtaking. Hmmm... worth jumping anyway though!


Kilometres said...

I like how you mention with such casual ease that you just happened to be immersed in a sea of Elvi. Uh... WHAT!?

And what's with the crime scene gloves on the white one? Is he afraid of being printed?

Also, I hear from friends back in SK that jumping with snowshoes is very difficult and yet you seem to pull it off with flair! Well done!

gnat said...

the Elvi RULED!!!

and yes, jumping with snowshoes WAS extremely difficult (especially at that elevation)... so thank you!

Missy said...

The Elvis tag caught my attention. I would probably kill myself skiing but I'd give it a shot if I could see some Elvi.
My mom is a freak about the king and so I am partial to most things Elvis myself :)