I’m a moody weather hiker. Sunshine is great, but fog and clouds creeping in is even better. It was in the teens this day. I also did have the toddler in tow. Cold weather doesn’t stop us from getting out. There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. OK, the toddler won’t stand for heavy winds. That’s a dealbreaker. #littlecottonwoodcanyon #whitepinetrail #wasatchmountains
Skiing with my family today caused me to think back to all the hard work it was to get my 2 and 3 year old skiing. My husband was in graduate school, but I was determined. We took them up together the first time (for as long as it was fun for them). 3 hours later, in 15 degree weather, they were finally ready to go. It was a great day. ▫️▫️▫️
After that, I took them both up by myself every Friday. For the next 12 years, I put my own skiing on the back burner to teach my 3 boys. ▫️▫️▫️
Today, we skied together. The boys were passing me and waiting on me. We were laughing and enjoying the fun as a family. ▫️▫️▫️
Next time you wonder if it is worth the effort to teach your kids something you love, remember that in the end, it is worth it. ▫️▫️▫️
Seeing them share a love of something I love is worth the frustration, finding the gear, hauling it by myself while trying to hold the hands of my babies, worth the fear that I won't catch them if they accidentally take off and worrying I won't be able to get them both on the lift safely. Seeing them smile and laugh and have fun I remember, it is worth the effort I put in. ▫️▫️▫️
▶️ What have you taught or what do you hope to teach your kids?
#skiing #skiutah #utahlife #visitutah #skithedifference #skiseason #skiday #skiingday #familyfuntime #familyfun #familytravel #travel #deervalley #deervalleyresort #wasatchmountains #parkcity #parkcityutah
Today was day 2 of my Level 1 Avalanche Course. We did a lot of digging, we did some skinning, and we were always learning. I feel better prepared and more confident to navigate the backcountry after today’s class. Thank you to our fantastic instructors for making it both fun and informative. I’m excited to see what tomorrow will bring. 👊🏻
The mountains are good for the soul. They have a way of reminding us how small and fragile we really are!!!
Day 6: Happy belated #internationalmountainday
to one of my favorite mountains. Thanks for giving us WOODER so we can live here and slide down your slopes! (Vertical: 31,304 vertical and season total 168,872)
What is it about winter clouds? Is it just me or are they always more amazing than in the summer?
There has to be some explanation for it, cold weather does something that makes for fantastic shapes... As long as you dress warm enough to get out and see them.
Waking up at 4am ain’t easy but views like this make it worth it every time.
Fresh turns and plenty of laughs w/ @thepandolphin
! Ditched the resorts today for some quiet mountain time that led into quite an adventure! 👯♀️
Early morning light was just right for this shot. 📷
We hit up Bell Canyon Reservoir again on Friday morning. The sun was out and it was really beautiful. We are trying to get as much hiking in before the inversion comes back, then we’ll have to head up into the higher canyons to escape.
“What should we say about this photo?” - Me
“Well it’s red, so maybe that. That’s all I know.” - Paityn
From the air or the ground, Salt Lake City is pretty magical!🛫⛰️❄️