Noble and his girlfriend Rose picked me up this morning. Noble and I work together in security. We had a nice chat about work on the way up. Rose has a Honda Ridgeline, an awesome truck with a trunk under the bed.
Got to ride most of the day with two snowboarding legends Wes Makepeace and Tex Devenport. We carved up the groomers first thing and then moved on to the elbow after we gained a little visibility. Such a pleasure to listen to them tell stories. Tex told one about sending Gordy's back in 1990. So much to learn and take in, I tried not to talk too much. Later in the day I was able to meet up with some Glacier kids for a couple of arm laps. Amazing snow for just 3 inches yesterday and the afternoon visibility made it all worth the effort. Rode bell to bell for the first time this year without any breaks. My legs are starting to feel strong!
Caught a ride home with Rio Dondero and the homies Dan Devoe, Kris Lay, and Andrew Beaudoin. We were all tired. It was the first time this year I had arrived and left the area in the dark. We had made chair 8 for last chair to get the last Shuksan Arm lap in. Definitely feel like I made the most of today even through I didn't stomp the 25 ft'er!