Saturday, April 19, 2014

an easter story

A 10 year old boy from Canmore doesn't get out much anymore with his father, 
since his dad was gone most of the Winter working. The rare times papa was home son had to go to school. Today Easter Holidays started, Papa is finally at home for the entire 10 days. 
First off, son wants to go ski the cool looking line right above town, the one he can see so well from his bed room window.

So off they went, a cool line requires an early start, earlier than any school ever starts.

Finally, after 2 hours of steady climbing, the top is near and the town with all the schools and rules far beyond.

With the line in sight new energy is gained, and son wants to boot pack ahead.

1,2,3...dropping in

Papa kicked of some surface sluffs, but the debris is still quite skiable.

If you never fall you never have fun.

Little boy in big mountains

almost done, what an adventure

 Playing the features around the bottom rock steps and gullies beat any terrain park on the planet.

After a short walk Father and Son reached the road. Instead of calling mum they decided to be environmentally friendly and hitch hike back up to the car, which is parked a few miles up the hill.
Finally, after 40 min and what seemed about a 1000 half empty oversized trucks later, a friendly local stopped and offered them a ride. The nice man did not have any space in his vehicle for the skies though, so F and S just left them at the side of the road in order to pick them up on their way down 20min later. 
Well guess what, their entire equipment was gone by the time they returned.
So much for their other ski adventures they already thought out during the long wait on the dusty gravel road.
Happy Easter to all the rest of you who don't steal the wings to our dreams. And please stop the next time you see anybody hitch hiking with ski boots and a pair of skis, they are usually good, tired people who mean well, just returning from another soul filling adventure.


Cary said...

Bad ju-ju to those who took your gear! I'm sure Karma will catch up to them in equal but opposite measure as you'll be rewarded for sharing this experience with your son.

KenC said...

I really enjoyed this story...well right up to the ending that is. I agree with Cary that Karma will catch up with losers that took your gear.

Luke Seed said...

What brands were the ski's and gear?? Will keep an eye out for them.

gery unterasinger said...

My ski was a K2 Wayback (green, white. black) with a brand new Fritschi Vipec binding, and Luka's ski was a Rossignol Scretch with old school, custom cut Ramer bindings I inherited from my dad in the 70ties.
Thanks for keeping an eye out for them!

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