Monday, February 15, 2010


Taking a year off from the 24 Hours of Old Pueblo seemed to coincide nicely with some recent weather. I had planned to be a cheerleader of sorts at the race, but things seemed to fall into place for another activity unrelated to the bike. Several weeks ago, I realized that I was riding my bike too much losing site of some things I used to hold dear, people and old hobbies alike.

Running was run of them (I went for a trail run today) and snowboarding was another. Diversify being on the agenda, I set out on the once forgotten passion of snowboarding.

In an attempt to rid myself of said bike craze, I opted for some mellow riding in the Kachina Peaks/Snowbowl area. Stunning views from the top, almost 12,000 feet. Can you see Bill Williams Mtn in the background?

Same spot facing north

On cue with diversify, we added a lot of hiking to snowboarding passion

and more hiking. While not "backcountry" as some do, it was a little bit out of the sem-crowded, groomed runs. Fresh powder was plentiful on some of these runs.

Aided by the lifts, we went high and rode down low.

Repeat process several times as needed.

It's hard not to be in awe of snow, especially this much.

10 day forecasts hint at snow coming to Flagstaff again....hmmmmmmmmm.


u2metoo said...

Nice, Chad. Way to mix it up a little bit.

Greg said...

Photo #2 is absolutely awesome! Nothing like hiking way out for freshies.


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