Feast AND Famine

By:  Greg
December 11, 2011 12:57 pm | Category: Quick Update, Skiing

Hungry? Yeah… we know. Us too, and unfortunately this isn’t a candy bar commerical, and actually we all will just have to wait. As you know, it’s been a tough start on the East Coast, with every blanket of white returned to sender. Anything resembling a base has been pretty much nonexistent. Last week’s Delta Force moved faster than hoped, and although Northern Vermont squeaked out a bit more than forecast, those in the Southern half of the state hoping for a repeat of Baker (and Baker’s gifts) were mostly disappointed. With a bit more than expected north of Route 2 though, a few nooks and crannies managed to start looking pretty good.
looking pretty good

An auteur had come before leaving his or her signature. We felt bad having to sully their work.
an auteur left ski tracks

But in times of famine, a feast is not to be passed over.
feasting in times of famine

feasting in times of famine

Indeed, the feast was short lived, and it was back to famine as we survived our way back to the car… well… I just managed to survive, while Kristin apparently shredded.
back to famine

Was it worth it to head out today? For some the answer is probably “no,” and I’m not one to argue with them, but for us the answer was an unequivocal: “YES.” Exercise and snow and sun in non-zero quantities are always worth it to us, but I suppose you also have to recall that we’ve done silly stuff like this (and that’s not even mentioning this). Regardless… chin up… it can (still) be a lot worse, and we might just be spoiled by comparing to the last few seasons which have featured above average early season conditions. (Can anyone say “VTah V“?)

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  1. rangerjake
    wrote on December 11th, 2011 at 6:28 pm  

    Guess we just got to take what we can get. Hence climbing ice, pick up basketball and football, maybe some groomers tomorrow. Can’t let the uncontrollable bring us down too much. Think of how good it will be when it comes. And how after it we will all get. You can’t bring the stoke down. Unabated, excitement rules the day!

    • Greg
      wrote on December 11th, 2011 at 7:09 pm  

      as JCmellencamp would say: youbetcha

    • Porter Haney
      wrote on December 11th, 2011 at 10:17 pm  


  2. rangerjake
    wrote on December 11th, 2011 at 8:54 pm  

    I would attribute that quote to one Sarah Palin.

    But I like the Coug (not the one who could be considered a cougar) a lot more.

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