Weather continues to pound us here in the great Northwest. This is our car after just a few hours at Stevens Pass yesterday. As you can see it was coated in ice/freezing rain as were the roads. What's normally a 90 minute drive back to our house from our favorite boarding spot took 4 hours. Today it's pouring down rain and the wind is howling. I hope our power stays on!
I'm searching for the perfect snowboarding outfit. Fashionable yet fun and fuctional (no snow down back from mucho falling). This came close and I was super tempted to buy it because it made me feel like I was on set in a Bond film. Pretty sure that feeling would turn to ridiculous when I hit the slopes, tho.
Yep - still no power. The longer we wait for it to come back on the closer it is to coming back on, right? That's my new crazy/positive/circular outlook. Next I might try to chase my tail for a while. For sure. Tonight we're heading up to local Snoqualmie for a bit of snowboarding to relax/bruise our bodies. Below is a shot I took during our last outing - last Thursday night - Yep - the night of the big storm. We fought nasty traffic, gusty winds, near-whiteout conditions and getting stuck in the parking lot at the pass to have a fantastic night of boarding and just about 3 hours after we returned home the power went out. We're thinking if we go tonight that maybe 3 hours after we get home it'll come back on. That makes sense, right?
A few shots from yesterday's Boulder River Falls hike (#22) - the least interesting hike we've done in quite some time. Supposedly a scenic hike with a value of 8 on a 10 point scale - not even close to that on my scale. The trail was so far from the river at most points there was little to see, the terrain was pretty terrible (dangerous roots, rocks and holes nearly the entire trail) and the end of the trail dumps straight into about 10 campsites alarming hikers and campers alike. Not recommended.