at the Meissner snow shelter during our full-moon back country XC adventure
So my X-mas break was pretty epic. I cross-country skied 3 times, one of which was under a full moon and in the back country. Two times I went at the Olympic Nordic Center in Canmore, Alberta. I played on a playground in -20 degree weather in a foot of snow with my dog(s). I played mounds of music with family and friends. I got to start my new year with my best friends. I skied the Summit of Mt. Bachelor the day that it opened after a storm that brought 6 feet of new snow with it.... Needless to say, I was lucky and busy during my seemingly short stay in the states for the holidays. It was fantastic. And I took pictures of that fantasia. And they are here....
at the playground in Canmore in the early frosty morning (when I couldn't sleep due to jet lag)
I really wanted to play on the monkey bars...
a winter wonderland at home in Oregon
up at the Nordic Center in Canmore, Alberta
full moon of wonder
with the family (plus Austin) :)
Nadi and Midna wrestling
friends and fresh air
Canadian Rockies (Allana is happy about it)
happiness in the dark
just another junction
getting nuts in the Meissner shelter
cold cold sun
the deformed trees are always the prettiest (I love you mum)
Well, that's all folks. I'm so excited to head back to Cortina on Wednesday for another weekend of speed! Standing within vast mountains and beautiful cliffs always makes me feel small, makes me smile, deepens my breath. I'm glad for that, and I'm glad that Cortina is one of those places. I breathe easy just thinking about it... and I'll be there soon. For now, I'm taking advantage of this here couch under my bum and enjoying every minute of it. Peace and love.
adventures to and from, here and there, home and away, around the world--through my eyes, lens, and mind