This is my 50th post of the season. There have been 67 day since ski season began on December 20th. The ski area has operated 66 of those days. I have rode 76 days and 70 in a row. 134 hitches up and down the hill. I hiked my 34th backcountry run of the season today, and have spent $0.00 since December 20th.
The road was desolate this morning, but I was confident a kind soul would help me out with a ride. Cars coming out of snowater have to look the hitcher in the eyes as they scan both ways in order to make a safe turn onto the highway. It is your eyes that delivers the compassion needed to realize “Well shit!! I could totally help this fellow human.”
It was in this way that Adam and his wife Jessica gave me a lift. They came to visit from Toronto and had no accent! The Canadian accent seems mostly a BC thing. On the way up I mostly looked out the window, as we chatted about this and that.
On the hike I stumbled onto the highway at about 5000 feet. Appears Artist Point parking lot will open extra early this summer. Two winters ago, the lot had 40 feet of snow on it when they tried to open on August 1st. This season it might be July 1st.
Peder Bottheim gave me a ride home and then I got a call to play some disk golf. Jeff Carlson and Laura Meyers met me at hole one. My shoulder felt even better than last time! I shot extremely well, 1 off my course best of 14 under.