Ski the Fourteeners
Had a couple of choices for parties last evening (you would have thought it was Friday). Jordan White’s 14er skiing victory shindig was the one.
After all, who can resist a festival where the doorway decorations are a quiver of Dynafit mounted planks, along with the most worn out pair of AT boots on the planet?
I was touched when Jordan described how he'd page through my fourteener guidebooks while goofing off in his highschool classes. He's gone through a few, these are a couple of his copies that are in better shape.
Front door party props. A pair of Kilowatts and DPS Wailers. I've been meaning to get on the case with blogging some DPS planks, the things are lightweight and according to Jordan's strong skiing housemate Tyler, they ski great. He described them as an alternative to the Dynafit Manaslu, only with more beef -- but agreed it would be nice if they were white instead of black, to prevent ice buildup.
Myself and Lisa with the oversized Jordan, who enjoys his brew in an oversized mug. He likes oversized mountains. Everest poster in background, some kind of Freudian thing?
Party talk overheard: “Some guy told me that now hundreds of people are going to ski all the fourteeners, I guess he didn’t realize how many times Capitol got skied this year. Once. By two people.”