My first visit to Steamboat - shared with 22 friends whom I coaxed into joining me - was highlighted with the sage advice of Finndog - where to find the best glades after new snow - best trails / mountain navigation - best chow. Even with limited snow the first four days there were ample bumps, surprisingly skiable glades and light speed steeps.
But - powder did come and the trees beckoned without mercy
My bride Mary showing she can run with the Big Dogs
Some followed without question
But for those who could not or would not "ski like a girl" I had a solution
But you did need to re-hydrate
While Finndog may be dinged - he is definitely not down. He guided me on a two mile hike up Emerald Mountain at a pace that made me wonder how "injured" was he ?
A great mountain, an excellent time and thanks to the hospitality of Finndog left me on top of the world.
Falcon_O aka Charlie
Edited by falcon_o - 2/12/12 at 11:54am