Saturday, February 16, 2013
For The Love- 18.104.22.1683
There is nothing more that I love than being in the mountains. It seems that the magical moments in life for me happen in the mountains. Never a dull moment on the trail or on the snow. Snowboarding is something special to me. I have been a skater all my life, and learned to snowboard a long time ago. Went away from it, and came back to it when I returned to Utah in 2005. I used to just hike spring to fall, then busy with the monotony of life, I just did not spend time on it in the winter like I should have. I am glad I came back to it. For nothing other than just to be able to be in the mountains year round. Snowboarding has given me that. Since February has a holiday based around love, seemed fitting that we would get a couple of storms to get me out to do what I love. February 10th brought some Sunday Funday ultralight snow at Snowbird, and it did not disappoint. Floaty runs in the snow that makes Utah famous. Got part of the day to ride with my friend Jeremy, so bonus all around. February 14th was Valentines Day, and Little Cottonwood Canyon served up a much under reported 2" (Try like 5-6" on certain aspects) of fluffy love for us. The day started out sopped in which felt like you were in a milk bottle. But the snow was so good, it did not matter. The backside was delayed, so I rode Peruvian until the backside got the open signal. Then it was bluebird pick your smooth line and ride some really fast snow. Highlights of the day were the Knucklehead and Tower III on the Cirque. Getting out on the Cirque is a rocky road, so caution was needed to get out unscathed. The turns were very nice and it made all that effort worth it. The magic of Little Cottonwood Canyon is a special thing to have in my life, and I do love being up there. Enjoy the video- do what you love!