Damn the daylight savings straight to Hell. Right now I can sneak out work a bit early and squeeze a nice 2,000' ski before darkness sets in. For some reason, this is all going to change on November 6. I figure without the change I could get another 2 weeks before Cosmo enveloped my after-work experience in darkness.
But today wasn't about November 6, it was about today. I love pushing myself hard, racing the sun, trying to strategize ways to save 30 seconds here, 20 seconds there: constantly peering back over my shoulder to check the progress of a cold indifferent star.
The snow felt hollow, so I didn't feel comfortable skinning under the top bowl. So in quest theoretically grounded in safety, but in reality the narrow rock lined gully looked like more fun. I pulled the skins before setting the booter because the wind was howling up higher.
The skiing was nothing to write home about, mostly wind hammered with pockets of powder. C+ skiing but it was super fun to get in an after work ski in the daylight. Too bad it will be my last post work powder party in 2011.