Nice views on Mt Garfield

This weekend we hikend Mt Garfield. It was a really enjoyable hike. Compared to other hikes in the whites it has a surprisingly little amount of rock scrambles. The trail up was beautiful and mostly in the shade. Albeit a 11.5 mile round trip, it was very enjoyable. Apparently itโ€™s Lizโ€™ new favourite trail now ๐Ÿ˜‰

view on top of Mt Garfield

Mt Moosilauke via Glencliff Trail

On Saturday we went up Moosilauke via the Glencliff trail. While there were quite a lot of mosquitos attacking us, once we got a little bit higher they were all gone and it turned into an enjoyable hike.
Even still found a little bit of snow ๐Ÿ™‚

Last winter holdouts
beautiful trails with the sun peaking through
creeks in the way
Chilling out on top

 

pano on the peak

Bike packing in Greenfield State Forest

We finally took the plunge and gave bike packing a go. Or rather bike touring, as for some reason people are trying to distinguish the two. Supposedly bike packing is reserved for mountain bike touring. Doesnโ€™t really make sense. We did it anyways and had a lot of fun. That is, until the mosquitos started attacking us. Between the two of us, we definitely fed a complete new generation of Greenfield mosquitos ๐Ÿ™‚

 

our trusty steeds
tent all set up

Big Sky

We had a wonderful week in Big Sky. There is a wide range of nice terrain for all levels an a lot to explore. While the lines on the weekend were a bit more, once you got on the lift, the trails were suprisingly open and non-crowded.
We definitely want to come here again.

Soup-y condiditions. Really weird for your balance
The Lone Mountain on one of the cloudy days
Sean pondering his line choice
The view from the top of the Bowl.
Liz and Lone Mountain
Fab questioning his line choices (Thanks Sean)

Mt Tremblant

This weekend we drove up to Mt Tremblant for some skiing. We seem to have developed a knack to hit up mountains on their peak tourist days, as apparently they hit 15k visitors on Saturday, which was described by one of the ski patrols as: definitely near all time record.

Cars on the lake!
Cute little touristy base
Having a break ๐Ÿ™‚
Moguls!
Top of the mountain

The lift lines were long, but we still found some nice open trails. Especially on Saturday there were some really beautiful moguly runs that we both enjoyed tremendously.

On Sunday we decided to skin up the North side, which was strenous but also quite rewarding:)

Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley

On the weekend of the Feb 12th we have a chance to explore the https://squawalpine.com/ Squaw Valley ski resort a little bit. It was rather crowded, with rumors of them hitting 12000 visitors on that day, which apparently was their biggest of this season so far.
It made skiing rather annoying, because there were so many people. The mountain itself was really nice, and on Sunday we had another day there which was much less crowded.

not enough snow!
ready to go
found myself some moguls
enjoying the afternoon sun
morning view on Lake Tahoe where we stayed

Finally started skiing season

After some delay due to Fabโ€™s healing bones we finally started our ski seaon. Stayed for four days in Sunday River and had a bunch of nice runs ๐Ÿ™‚

Even got a little bit of fresh snow (4 inches) and sunshine!

Snowboarding was still a bit painful for the foot, but skiing was fine, albeit not quite at 100% yet (so I had to skip the trees for now)