My name is Bean and this is my blog. Hence the name. If you have comments or questions, just leave them in the comments area.
I went to Snowshoe, WV last week with Mothereffer, Matt, TP, Dirtass, and Contanister. The drive out was pleasant (no thanks to Tom Tom), and I found the scenery very nostalgic. This trip was the second in a newly forming tradition that is in fact a long dead (10 years, anyway) tradition, born again like the glorious phoenix.
Okay, maybe it did rain the whole time, and maybe there was a serious injury. Yeah, I guess "glorious phoenix" part was too much. But it really was a rekindling of a tradion from my highschool days, one which Contanister and Mothereffer both participated. And it was a fun trip, I think, for 5/6 of us. Unfortunately, Matt busted his ankle up pretty bad on the first full day of skiing. We headed home a day early, just as the weather turned from rain to lots of rain. Matt had surgery yesterday, and I'm sure Mothereffer will comment or blog about it in mo betta detail at some point.
As for the skiing - it really was not that bad. Despite the rain, the snowplow drivers made sure to resurface the snow each morning and keep it soft. The rain didn't really affect the snow until the day we were leaving. Some of the run's were not open, but there were still plenty to choose from. We each had our favorites. As I got mo comfortabler on the snowboard I rented, I came to enjoy what we called the "X", which were the following items, in order: Upper Hootenanny, Lower Hootenanny, Soaring Eagle Express, Upper Flume, Mid Flume, Lower Ball Hooter, Ball Hooter. The path began and ended about 30 feet from the door to our lodge, which made it easy to stop in for some food or drink and be back on your way in minutes. Rikey! I did this, along with a few minor variations for 2.5 days.
Here's some pictures and whatnot:
Finch (January 18, 2007 at 07:31:24 PM):
I wrecked my ankle boarding back in November. Luckily no surgery though, just a wicked sprain.
Bean (January 19, 2007 at 09:12:56 AM):
conley1 (January 20, 2007 at 10:36:29 AM):
the weather has finally started to get cold enough up here that the mountains are making snow in earnest (damn global warming).... planning to do some skiing in maine and new hampshire in the next couple of weeks...
bean (January 20, 2007 at 03:38:43 PM):
I just went tp perfect north... busted my ass (and back, and elbow) on the ice. It was like skiing on a flour-covered mirror, but colder.
TP (January 22, 2007 at 04:50:36 PM):
well, the trick is to NOT fall down. mothereffer should take that advice asswheelbartow.
Finch (January 23, 2007 at 12:28:06 PM):
Prease to exprain "hide the camera from ski patrol". Are cameras for some reason banned there?
bean (January 24, 2007 at 07:44:13 PM):
I don't know, but I bet it's frowned upon. Kinda like talking on your cell phone while drivin' in my mind.