Monday, April 30, 2012
I took this on Friday while skiing my last day of the season (ski areas closed April 29). It was a gorgeous day and the snow was surprisingly good for very late April. I left the yurt in the mid morning to run an errand in town. Just in case I ended up being so moved, I threw my skis, boots, poles, and helmet in the car. No one else really felt like coming along except Rosie, so off she and I went. The errand went quickly and brought me 15 minutes closer to Sugar Bowl. Despite rocking jean shorts for my errand, I decided to drive the remaining 45 minutes in the fuel-sipping Prius to get some runs in.
As the picture depicts, I was happy about my choice. I plugged into the music on my hand-me-down iPhone (which I really appreciate--thanks, Ben! How cool to have phone, camera, email, music, research device, maps, note pad, calculator all in my pocket! I know I am supposed to be a mountain man living off the land, but I can't deny what a cool piece of technology it is. Gladly, I am not addicted to it. I just like it. I could stop any time.) And then I just made a bunch of laps down great runs. I smiled and went fast on the way down. On the way up, when not joined by another single, I contemplated:
Brilliant sun and perfect temperature,
Soft snow, but not too slushy,
Burn in the thighs and working lungs from a good run down,
Skiing makes me happy.
How amazing to run a quick errand, make this an add-on, and still hardly be missed at home.
I could live here permanently.
These are the moments.
Thank you for this time.
Posted by Joe at 8:37 PM