I’m heading up to the Northwest from Monday afternoon through new Sunday, so StraightChuter updates may be spotty.
The first stop is in Portland on Tuesday night for a Mazama’s Club presentation at the Mountain Hardwear store. After that I’m heading up to Seattle for a few days to see my parents, brother and sister, then give another slideshow on Dec 11th at 6:00pm at the Seattle Mountain Hardwear store. Admission is free and it is open to the public. If you are around, I hope you can make it!
I’m looking forward to the trip as I grew up in the Seattle/Redmond/Kirkland area and skied at Alpental for many years and still consider it my “home” mountain. I love it, although it is definitely an aquired taste.
After Seattle, I will hopefully head up to Whistler for the weekend, although plans may change due to lack of snow. It’s a long (and expensive) way to go to sit in the mud.