It’s a quick turnaround. Since returning from Canada earlier this week, Christy’s bags pretty much remained packed– with only the clothes that needed a visit to the laundry room having been pulled out and since put back clean.
We’re on our way to the Pacific Northwest for some more skiing. This trip is a bit different than the last one. Back in the spring, Chris Davenport asked if we wanted to join him on an upcoming ski adventure of sorts. Having been on a good number of outings with Dav through the years, I knew we had to make this happen.
So we’re hooking up with Chris and some of his friends this weekend for a project he’s created called the “Volcano Tour.” His idea was to travel through the Pacific Northwest and ski a whole bunch of the volcanoes, 18 to be exact. The schedule looks like this:
We’ll be joining the Volcano Tour at the back end of the schedule. We’re planning to rendezvous after the Mt. Jefferson ski, and join them for Hood, Adams, St. Helens, Rainier, Glacier and maybe even Baker. To pull off just one of them would be cool, but considering they’ve had near perfect weather and have nailed every peak on the schedule so far, it’s looking like we might get at least a couple.
Their good fortune isn’t at all that surprising. For anyone who’s been out with Dav or has followed his adventures through the years knows, he has a sort of Midas touch when it comes to timing conditions and weather. I’ve seen it firsthand, and from the look of the 10-day forecast (below, for Hood River, OR), his uncanny luck looks to continue well beyond our arrival.
I’ll try to post photos here when I can. There are regular, daily updates on the Spyder blog (blog.spyder.com) or you can follow it all on twitter at #Volcanotour. It should be fun.