Sunday, February 26, 2012

SoFo Powder, Blizzard Warnings and CrossFit

From the looks of it, everyone enjoyed the sun while it lasted.  Saturday started with perfect bluebird skies and no wind until the high clouds moved in signaling a strong low pressure front moving in from the Bering Sea.
We'll see what this storm brings... this is what the forecasters have to say, "STEADY LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE BOWL AND MATANUSKA VALLEY. STILL EXPECTING TO SEESEVERAL INCHES OF ACCUMULATION OVER A 12 TO 18 HOUR PERIOD..." Snowfall totals are expected to be around 5-9".

But this storm didn't change the fantastic skiing on tap in the Chugach front. We headed to my all time favorite powder stash. The wind had picked up and was actively transporting snow. But the bowl held perfect boot-top powder. The powder hound even made an appearance!  And it was the best day of the year in the South Fork by my count!
I ran into a skiing/packrafting friend on Friday night and he put this season into great perspective, "each day I go out I keep saying it was the best day of the year." Not a bad way to ski the finest snow in the world!

I was plagued with camera issues as my GoPro card was full, and the above photo doesn't do the SoFo tree shot any justice (shhhhh...). Sometimes you're the windshield, and sometimes you're the bug!

In other news, i'm competing in the CrossFit Games Open.  WOD 12.1 was As Many Reps As Possible (AMRAP) for 7 minutes: Burpees!  I was at Arctic CrossFit early yesterday morning to get my workout judged.  My goal was to break 100, but I only managed to bust out 94.  We've got 4 more weeks of workouts, with one workout per week.

94 burpees and then a couple of hours of skiing!  Made for a perfect apres ski of Brewhouse Blonde and Cheese Fries at the Eagle River Ale House!

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