the temps were between 40 and 50 degrees, the sun was shining, and the conditions were great. we skated for about 2 and a half hours, starting around 8,000 ft of elevation and skiing up to about 10,200. i seriously think i must have about 100 "top ten days" in the outdoors, and this was one of them.
what a great skate. Dave and i hit the Smokehouse meat store for sandwiches afterwards. then, i went into the grocery store to get a coffee for the drive back to Tonopah, and came out to find Artemis chowing down on the half-sandwich i had saved for dinner tonight. back to the Smokehouse... and i got another sandwich. we burned a lot of calories today~
photo essay below tells the full story: this is one thing about Tonopah that i will miss... going to Bishop! now i understand what all the fuss is about. it's a great little town.
|Artemis gets after it.|
|me and the dogs ~|
|Nearing the top ~ thanks to Robert Earl Keen for the tunes to keep me cranking.|
|Bashful Dave gets his photo snapped.|
|Ever the lookout ~ Artemis.|
|successful timer shot ~|