Touring the Whitehouse with President Penn

Post by blogger | April 27, 2009      
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Lou in the Whitehouse.

Our version of the Whitehouse is plenty white, but it’s not a house. Instead, it’s this big hunk of rock you climb and ski. I got up there the other day with Penn Newhard of Backbone Media. Always good to get out with Penn and talk about family life, along with trying to scam airline tickets to his latest European luxury press junket espresso fest. He’s used being hit up like that, and somehow always turns the focus back to climbing and making turns. Oh well, espresso is over rated!

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Penn in the Oval Office.

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The Whitehouse, Marble, Colorado. Red dots mark secret tunnel to the oval office used by Freemasons conspiring with the top exec to construct a new world order.

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President Newhard is climbing in the polls, and has a 99% approval rating of today's snow conditions.

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Chief of Staff, Lou experiences what he called 'psychedelic' snow conditions. This caused us to research his background in the 1960's, and we noted many suspicious activities that might obviate his White House security clearance. Good he knows the secret tunnel route. Seriously, while skiing in the rake light, all these chunks of snow were bouncing up from shadow to light, creating a mesmerizing effect that was near to an alternate reality.

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6 Responses to “Touring the Whitehouse with President Penn”

  1. Sean April 27th, 2009 2:35 pm

    great comic touch, Lou! and good pictures too.

  2. Nate April 27th, 2009 10:24 pm

    Was this last Tuesday? If so, we very much enjoyed the boot pack you set!

  3. john Gloor April 27th, 2009 10:53 pm

    Beautiful line. I’ve always wanted to ski that shot but it is sooo far away!

  4. ScottN April 29th, 2009 7:46 am

    Hey Lou, what time are you hitting it up around Marble these days? Real early or mid morning early?

  5. Lou April 29th, 2009 10:49 am

    Hi Scott, last week I was hitting it at average morning because the snowpack is quite dense on the areas that have been skied all winter, but the dirt layer when showing was almost unskiable… am in Virginia at the moment so don’t have any real-time info. Back soon and will be trying to find some spring skiing amongst the snirt, but may end up going to PNW or something like that for some spring descents.

  6. RYAN CURRY April 30th, 2009 9:48 am

    I am so glad that I found you guys…My girlfriend was born and raised in Marble, and I spend a lot of time up there..I have been skiing tons and looking for backcountry folks to travel with…been checking out your lines all winter and wondering “who is up there” …would love to meet you guys, and there is always a place to stay in town…cheers – Ryan C.

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