Winter Adventures

I apologize for my hiatus from the blog. I didn’t run very much after Moab because I really needed a solid break from running, but as soon as the new year hit I realized how much I missed it. I’ve started doing some short runs once or twice a week to get ready for this running season. I am signed up for my first marathon and my first ultramarathon. Leadville Marathon in June and Squamish 50k in August. My serious training will begin in March, for now I am just doing some maintenance runs.

I haven’t just been sitting around doing nothing though! I bought a splitboard this fall and have been skinning up resort and dabbling in the backcountry. I’ve also been riding on resort a lot at Keystone and A-basin and I’ve even been rock climbing in Golden a couple of days. Winter has been treating me well and so I promise to post updates more often about my adventures.

For now, here are some photos from this winter so far

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Black Mountain Lodge, Arapahoe Basin I’ve had some beautiful days at A-basin this year including one 19+” pow day that was one of the best so far in my life!
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Dry Gulch with Matt pointing at what we just skied. This was my first real backcountry tour day. It was a lot of fun with some fresh powder turns! 
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Matt and I went on an early morning adventure on my first day at the Baldy Trees. It’s a great place to take the dogs!
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Elizabeth, Ginny, Shea and I on the way to Baldy Trees. Photo: David Ashe
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Shea on a solo day at Baldy.

I had to say goodbye to the volvo when this happened:

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Ouch…

But then this happened:

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I love my Subie!
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Beautiful morning on a solo skin up Keystone.
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My mom came to visit for Christmas and we got some quality skiing time together!
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Our 16 foot tall Christmas tree!
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Christmas day XC skiing! Such a great group of people to spend Christmas with. Photo: Jamie Solberg
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Black Diamond sponsored Christmas at our house this year!
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Riding down Erickson Bowl at Keystone. Super steep and so much pow! Photo: David Ashe
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View of Erickson Bowl, from the outback. We skied between those two rock outcrops, it was an amazing day.
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My 2nd run since Moab, it was snowing and I was happy to be out getting some running in! #selfie
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This is from yesterday we climbed at North Table in Golden and I actually felt pretty good for not climbing since the fall. This was on a 5.9 called Resident Bush. Photo: Frank Bowman (Check out his blog at adventuresoffrank.com). And click on the photo to see his recap and photos from the day.

That’s pretty much my winter so far in a nutshell. More to come soon!!