Sunday, October 28, 2012
So me and the my two older boys had a little adventure yesterday. Kanyon and Christian wanted to go up the canyon and see some of the snow. So we drove up in the Legacy to Silver Lake. We got into some snow on the road up toward the top and almost got stuck. But we were able to rip around and get out. We parked up at the Upper Silver lake trailhead lot and got out to play in the snow. We decided to walk down to the lake and skip some rocks. The ground was covered in snow and it seemed to be pretty solid. We were about 400 yards away from the car and the ground seemed to be getting a bit spongy. About 2 steps later we all sank. I was up to about mid thigh. Both Chrish and Kan lost their shoes. I thought I was stuck for good. There were no other people up their and I thought for sure we would end up dying there halfway buried in the mud and snow. Somehow I was able to free myself but had to work my way out of my shoes as well. There was no way to get them out. Christian and Kanyon were both freezing and my feet were super cold too. I packed Chris on my back and Kan under my arms like a baby and started heading for the car. I thought for sure they would have to amputate my feet. Chris kept falling off and would walk a few steps and I would have to get him back on my back. We made it back to the car and my feet were burning super bad when they started thawing out. The kids thought it was pretty funny once we were warm and safe in the car, where just a few minutes earlier while I was carrying them through the frozen tundra they kept saying this turned into the worst day of our lives!!! I told them they would never forget this day for sure.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
A buddy of mine has the Ibis Mojo HD. This is a bike I have had my eye on for a while. He went out of town and let me borrow it for the weekend. Me and my dad went up and rode the Ridge yesterday. That bike rides like a Cadillac. I couldn't find anything big enough or rugged enough to feel like I was ever coming close to the bikes limits. I think I would be needing to send it off some 30 foot drops to get to that point. It's set up pretty bomber. It was a perfect fall day to be in the mountains!!