Today was all about balance. Wind had played havoc with the snow, creating large drifts, random windslab and some great snow to ski. So I had to be balanced on my skis to not get caught too far forward. I realized this as I was tumbling head over skis into the deep cold snow. But all in all the skiing was great once I figured out how to find the cold deep powder stashes hidden along the tree edges.
No pictures today because I had a solo day up on the fingers. I had to balance my obsessive desire to get my goal accomplished with some daughter time. I questioned taking my daughter Charley out ski touring today but when I saw the -6’c temperatures I decided against it. Instead I hung out with her in the morning, and headed out at noon.
I hadn’t accomplished a ten thousand foot day in under 5 hours this season. But today was the day; I headed out with temerity and didn’t let up. The skin track was already in so all I had to do was blast upwards. One 15 minute break in the middle made me think I might not make it but at 4hr 52 min I was back at my car.
The fourteenth 10 000 foot day came easy.