Friday, April 09, 2010

Winter Shenanigans

I've been having a lot of fun recently.  Karen and I went skiing a couple of times up at Keystone thanks to Jas, who also joined us on the hill.  Pretty nice of the kid to babysit the old folks while we inched our way down the slopes!  It's been a while, and I'd almost forgotton how much I love skiing!  Sorry, no pictures:'(

I've also kicked my running up a gear, averaging 45 miles a week during March and shooting for 50 miles per week for April.  The reason?  PbVille ( The Leadville 100) is coming up in August and this is one race you can't fake your way through.  100 miles with a couple of big climbs, and the whole thing starts at 10,000 feet elevation.  I DNF'ed ( Distance Not Finished) my first three attemps, finished the next two, and am bound and determined to do well there this year.  I'm thinking that running 50 miles per week on top of hiking and snowshoeing should do the trick.

Here are a few pictures of some recent fun in the snow.  Ali was up for an Easter snowshoe, and then today Karen and I took advantage of a beautiful day to head up to Timberline Falls.

Alison admiring a snow-covered rocky slope.

Ali-Cat and Karen

Ali and an Easter Snowman.  Notice the gifts dropped off by the Easter Bunny.

Me helping Ali up after our snow-angel making session.

Karen and I snowshoed up across The Loch and continued on up to the base of Timberline Falls (10,480 ft. That's elevation, people, not the length of the waterfall), a round trip of just under eight miles.  No falls to be seen, though, just a big ol' snowfield below Lake of Glass.

1 comment:

Sasquatch said...

Ahhh....the snow is so pretty!!

Doncha just love it??