Friday, February 4, 2011


One of the best parts of going on trips is the anticipation, planning and excitement leading up to actually going. In some ways, I find looking forward to a new adventure is almost as good as actually being on the trip. We've been busy recently planning a few upcoming trips and adventures in between trying to get out and ski & run.

In a couple weeks we're off to Roger's Pass to ski tour with 3 of our friends and a mountain guide, Tom Wolfe, who we've hired to keep us safe out there . We did this trip back in 2008 with Tom and it was exceptional. Can't wait to go back and check out some new areas in the pass and play in the crazy amounts of snow they get there. We're all excitedly organizing gear and planning the road trip out to the Rockies for our 4-day ski adventure.

We are also booked to escape winter a few weeks later and relax down in Mazatlan, Mexico in March with Mike's Family to celebrate Dave and Debbie's 30th Wedding anniversary. .I've never been to that part of Mexico before and am checking out website and travel guides to find soem cool stuff to do while we're there. It looks like there's lots to do down there and lots of cool areas to explore. Any suggestions? We're staying in a town house, not at a resort, so we'll have lots of freedom to roam around. I'm already day dreaming of Sun and Sand.

and Finally we are getting our summer vacation plans off the ground and trying to nail down some logistics. We've decided to helicopter into the Tantalus Range this summer and spend 8 days mountaineering out of a backcountry hut. We are thinking of staying at the ACC's Tantalus Hut which is in a valley between tonnes of awesome mountains and right on an amazing lake (complete with canoes and fishing gear to play with). It's been pretty exciting trying to get this trip off the ground. It'll be a sweet week of experiencing my first flight in a chopper coupled with 8 days of playing in a new area of wilderness that not many people get to explore. Doing it all in relative comfort by staying in a hut instead of a tent is also an added bonus. If anyone has been there before, we're open to suggestions on things to do, places to stay, routes to climb, logistics, etc. Im looking forward to the trip itself as well as the excitement of the planning stages and daydreaming for the next 6 months.

1 comment:

  1. You should ask my friend Lauren about her trip into the Tantalus range prior to going! Her trip was epic. PS I have flown over there several times and it looks pretty cool. Is this the Haberl hut you are going to