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But I've had enough - I'm ready for summer to end.

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Still skiing in the Pacific Northwest and staying in shape for 2011-2012 ski season

Next time will apply more sunscreen on the lower arms!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #33 of 49

This season I got serious about inline skating. Upgraded from some recreational skates to some 100mm fitness (semi speed) skates. there's a whole world of skating to explore--and there's a ton of skiing overlap, from technique to the muscles it targets. I seriously recommend it for any skier in the off season. 

post #34 of 49

Bicycling, jogging, going to the gym, spending money on-line for ski stuff, watching extreme skiing clips on Epic, contemplating what proposed rotator cuff surgery later this month will do to next season, or whether I should just "suck it up" and live with the pain for another year.            jk.gif

post #35 of 49

Rehabbing a torn rotator cuff.  Dumb, dumb, dumb self-inflicted injury.  My options are a surgery, and missing a season, or physical therapy, and hoping not to miss a season.

I'd rather ski greens than watch TV.

Anyway, right now things are miserable.  No biking or skating - very limited exercise.  Hopefully can progress to some of these before winter.

 

post #36 of 49

Just climbed the Grand Teton via upper Exum ridge, still lots of snow everywhere. It actually snowed there a couple of days ago. Checked out Teton village, looks like quite a bit of snow is still in Corbet's Couloir, as far as I could say looking from the bottom of the gondola (never been here before). even Snow King in Jackson looks 10 (20,30...) times better than anything in Pennsylvania.

post #37 of 49

Oh you know... 

 

swimming

(mt runoff stream in NH)

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(jumping the high jump at a WMass quarry)

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hiking

(mt washington in the clouds)

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camping

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soxing

 

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partying

 

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running for my life from tornadoes

 

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and working on some HUGE projects for this coming season, both in terms of skiable terrain AND sports equipment.  Basically just making the most of every day, enjoying my friends and family and counting down the days until the snow starts to fall! 

 

post #38 of 49

I looked at Corbets from The Tram a few days ago.  I think it would be very hard to doge the rocks.  I agree about Snow King being 10-30X better than anything in PA.  I grew up in PA and there is fun stuff to do there, but it doesn't compare.  Snow King gets overlooked being right next to the JHMR.  I always thought that if the King could be moved to anywhere in PA it would instantly become a destination resort for the entire Mid-Atlantic.  Even the Apre-Vous part of JHMR would be the best terrain for several states under the same fantasy.
 

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Just climbed the Grand Teton via upper Exum ridge, still lots of snow everywhere. It actually snowed there a couple of days ago. Checked out Teton village, looks like quite a bit of snow is still in Corbet's Couloir, as far as I could say looking from the bottom of the gondola (never been here before). even Snow King in Jackson looks 10 (20,30...) times better than anything in Pennsylvania.



 

post #39 of 49
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You really don't want to be at Alpental or any of the rest of them on the weekends anyway.  Not sure what an LTD is, though.
 

 


From The Summit at Snoqualimie website.   "The BIG S L-T-D pass offers awesome value and convenience for an entire season of skiing and snowboarding! Valid at Summits West, Central, and East anytime they’re open, as well as Alpental mid-week."

 

I grew up skiing at Summit Central, back when it was called Ski Acres.  My dad was in the volunteer ski patrol.  Later when I could drive I'd drop him off and head over to Alpental.  Haven't been to either one in years.
 

 

post #40 of 49
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Don't have time money and patience for golf, just invested into few upgrades for my mt bike, my wife is about to kill me and cancel my purchase of new ski boots this winter....the picture below is Mission Ridge Trail last weekend, Wenatchee WA .. Kona.jpg

 

post #41 of 49

Scuba diving, hiking, cycling, both road and mountain, and fly fishing.  My son and I are leaving tomorrow on a 40 mile backpacking trip through the Beartooth mountains into Yellowstone Park, basically fly fishing our way from the East Boulder River to the Slough Creek Campground.

post #42 of 49

Yes, yes.. how to stay in control during summer months.  Personally, I try to:

 

Mountain Bike

Kit Board

Run and run...

Bike

and Hike the same mountains that Ski on!

 

Dan

post #43 of 49

Personally, I'm working on getting my liver in shape for ski season. 

post #44 of 49

I was not too far away, I came over from Stanwood on Sunday to Leavenworth to get a little warmer weather, with a side trip to the Ohme Gardens.   I'll have to look you up when I get to Mission this winter. 

 

-David

 



 

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Don't have time money and patience for golf, just invested into few upgrades for my mt bike, my wife is about to kill me and cancel my purchase of new ski boots this winter....the picture below is Mission Ridge Trail last weekend, Wenatchee WA .. Kona.jpg

 



 

post #45 of 49

Surfing and Sailing of course.

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I shoot Prarie Dogs and Ground Squirrels in the Western, US

 

 

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post #47 of 49
Thread Starter 

Please do, I will be glad to ski with you. I check epic ski more frequently in the winter time. 
 

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I was not too far away, I came over from Stanwood on Sunday to Leavenworth to get a little warmer weather, with a side trip to the Ohme Gardens.   I'll have to look you up when I get to Mission this winter. 

 

-David

 



 



 



 

post #48 of 49

What am I doing to stay in shape?  MTBing a little and hiking with the Cub Scouts. Hiking can be more fun than biking since you go slow enough to observe a lot.  Here is a photo of a mule deer I spotted in Tuolumne Meadows three days ago:

 

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Here is a photo of Mono Lake taken two days ago.  There were unfortunately no clouds painting the sky to make the photos more interesting, but the lake still had a surreal look around sunset:

 

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I have about 50 photos to Photoshop this weekend...all from a little hiking and camping designed to thrill the kids and keep me in some sort of shape before September, when I hit the Skiers Edge regularly and start biking every day.

 


Edited by quant2325 - 8/17/11 at 4:47pm
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Getting my running time down to a 5:30 mile again, sitting at 6:30 currently.

 

Afterwards, sitting on the deck smoking siglo 6 cigars and drinking cold beverages watching tv and cute girls jog by.

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