Started with G doing a 31min 5k
and Alana doing the kids run, with G helping her
didn’t stop the whole way!
getting her medal for 2nd in her age
next day was a 10 mile ride around Granite Mtn at Brown’s Ranch. Their longest dirt ride yet.
xmas a day early, so we could hop in the truck and chase a storm
Xmas at Wolf Creek! The Snow Gods gave us 3 feet in 2 days!
matching Zephyrs! 20th anniversary present, 2 years later.
about to take our first-ever run together!
day 3: Alana rides the lift by herowndamnself
leaving the parking lot
Xmas night we got dinner from 1) a convenience store and 2) a bad chinese restaurant. The next day was 15inches of fresh, and high of 9. It was still so empty and dumping we never left the front side and never stopped making first tracks. I got buried up to my chest too many times, each crash tunneling in and choking on powder, burrowing, drowning, mist and panic clawing into me clawing 20 feet back to the trail, dazed at being so near death next to the groomers. Still, after their classes at 7 degrees and whiteout, the girls were stoked for the first family run altogether!
G: (me sliding by her class) DAD! save time for a run with me!
Me: ok! save some energy!
G: you know me, I’ve always got energy!
Me(me sliding by her class) Holy shit, are you riding the big chair?!
Alana: *coolly* yes
I like snooping on them every few runs, cuz apparently I am doing something right.
12-25 – G and Lana both did great
12-26. Alana’s kind instructor made Genevieve…so…very…angry!!!!!
Riff-Raff Brewing Company. Another Pagosa Springs front-street house turned into something kewl!
Saturday after xmas is the most crowded day of the year at Wolf Creek, and we were all tired of freezing up on the mountain.
High Country Lodge tubing hill
San Juan River Walk
NYE in Mexico. G hitting one of my trials.
Parenting for gnarness
several of these
treasure hunt!! Alana typically anti at the start of anything.
chasing Alana on a 20 involves too much effort to take pictures. They found a cup at the CEDO.
I prepaid that morning, and had them insert this clue.
surly no longer
sprinting…chasing…gasping after Alana’s bike til they found the next clue.
that thar book lernin’ be payin’ off
Bird Island hike
another trials ride at Danger Dip. atv’s are for wussies.