days draw in springtime
May 3, 2011
I wish April had only 29 days, because then I could say I skied the super dope pow pow in May.
Alas. April has 30 days. It’s such a cruel month.
Except, not so cruel, since the upper Cottonwoods topped 700 inches for the year last week. And Saturday morning, with Little Cottonwood closed, Days Draw served as Burke’s initiation into the backcountry.
I think he liked it. In fact, for a minute, I thought he was going to explode with happiness. But then I remembered that Burke is intense and happy as Chris Traeger.
Here’s the video. More Tony Scott than Ridley Scott. But sometimes Tony Scott is what you’re looking for, right?
It was pretty good.
Oh, and did you notice Burke’s poles? He told me he’s a mogul skier (turns out he just missed the 2002 Olympic Freestyle team), and had short poles. But he didn’t tell me mogul skiers use lollipop guild poles.
On the other hand, if I’d known, I wouldn’t have done anything differently–too much comedy to pass up.