Getting my momentum back

This morning I was feeling a little disheartened at how my quest was going but after today I am realising that I just have to keep after it. I once met a Vietnam vet who had seen a lot of atrocities and had survived through the war. I asked him what his secret was. He leaned forward, eyes red with wine, held my gaze and said ” never give up….never give up…..never give up…”

I guess I should listen to his words now and start linking a few big days. I was a little on the non motivated side this morning and looking up at the fingers I felt like the skiing wouldn’t be worth it. Dave joined me and gave me some energy and soon enough we were skiing through 30 fresh, skiing fast and aggressive. Three awesome runs later and I skied out to take my sister in law, Courtney, on her first backcountry experience. A talented skier I figured she would like the challenge of the backcountry. So we toured up 2100 feet and gave here her first b.c. turns. I think she loved them but needed more to really get into the rhythm.

No photos today but I will be back on it tommorrow. 10200 feet of decent skiing.

feels good to be blogging again, I promise non stop blogging till the end…

  1. ron polk February 22, 2007 at 9:50 am

    I`ve enjoyed following your ramblings for part of this season and appreciate the vibe you bring to the ski mountaineering world. I also share your passion in pursuing great days in the mountains; sometimes with friends, sometimes solo. You are not alone in your endeavor, for I too am trying to get a second consecutive 100-day season of backcountry skiing. I know it can be a real challenge at times, especially when the skiing is not ideal, but once you are moving upward, the mind becomes absorbed with the moment at hand. Keep going with your pursuit for it is still attainable. Looking forward to more great photos.
    Cheers, Ron

  2. riderpitts February 22, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    boldness is genius – the first step out from under the covers is the toughest.

  3. steve romeo February 23, 2007 at 1:11 am

    Hang in there Greg…better days will come!

    I’m not sure what kind of weather you are having up there, but in the Tetons it has been snowing a lot lately…keeping us off the gnarlier lines…and constantly breaking trail.

    Now don’t get me wrong, skiing the pow is bliss…and I love the charge of high speed turns on big skis. But my true love is for bluebird skies and big, steep lines. Something I haven’t had in a few weeks now.

    So what I’m trying to say is stay cool…stay focused…stay caffinated…cuz sickbird days are on the way! Have fun at the big festival…which I was going.

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