Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Im so fast.

I skated 9.5 and a 9.4 sec laps in practice todaaaay!!! I was leading the laps too. Just thought everyone should know. Yay me.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Avalanche Stuff

Shannons mom Deb just sent me this awesome link to the Utah Avalanche Center . If you go to Current Conditions at the top it'll have pics, advisories, podcasts, everything! The podcast from today talks about the avalanche yesterday, why it happened, and the woman who got stuck in it. Go listen to it I wont ruin the ending. Its not that happy though. I think ive found my dream job! Fits perfect with my meteorology major. AVALANCHE CONTROL!!!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Racing an Avalanche

So Garrett and me...oh right, sorry grandma...GARRETT AND I were skiing at Snowbird today because we got a foot of fresh powder last night. For one of our first runs we took the Peruvian lift which is near Mt Baldy. The trail we took was right off the baldy trail where this avalanche was happening AS WE WERE SKIING IT. We didn't know this was happening so we took our time and took pictures, even took a break in the snow because it was so hard to navigate. So AS we were skiing down it they were closing it, because apparently powder up to your waist doesn't stay on shier vertical cliffs that well. When we reached the bottom we found out that this lady behind us got stuck in it and they found her a while later in critical condition.

Heres the story

And here are the pictures we took while all this was happening....
(as we were taking these pictures we heard the rescue helicopters fly in)

We weren't sinking all the way, but we wondered how deep the powder was so we stick our poles in and they were COMPLETELY buried...

Yup, I actually have my skis on in this picture, they're just buried under a foot or two of snow, haha!

Snowbird Trail Map:

Look at the far left, See the first red line? Thats the left we took. Now see Mt Baldy on the left of the lift? The very top double black off that is where we were. The avalanche happened on the white patch above it.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

North American Champers (now with skating pics from Craig)

I loved seeing the ROC team as always, and I passed off the McDreamy (greys anatomy) doll (picture below) to Lily. (Were sharing custody, we switch every meet).
AND! I was placed in the Senior group which meant I had to skate against the natl team members...yikes...but it was awesome because I was in the same group as Cherise! Ive never skated her before, so I was excited to see how id hold up against her speedyness. I was like "Cherise...its goin down..." and she was like "Oh it is?" im like "Yes. You'd better get mentally prepared for this..." HAHA. I knew I couldn't even touch her but I told myself I could skate just as fast and after that gun went off for the 1000m I chased her as hard as I could, which got me a PB by 2 seconds! And I was only 2 seconds behind! Thanks for the motivation Cherise!
Mikey pulled a Bradbury and won after everyone in his heat fell in the last corner...he even threw in a dramatic kick out, haha!!


Heres McDreamy, someone decided to hide him on the wall.

Our kickass ride to the hotel.

Proof that I was on that bus too.

We had so many knocks on our door we decided to make a sign.


I am 1st on the left, Cherise is 2nd from the right in the blue.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving in Ogden

Shannon and me went to her house in Ogden for turkey day. Her mom makes the BEST food! (Thanks for having me over mrs. Bee!) Before dinner her mom, sister, me, and 6 friends of theirs took a hike, which is DEFINITELY the thing to do on thanksgiving. It makes dinner that much more amazing. Anyway, we set off with a goal of seeing a moose. Ideally the moose would be standing right in the middle of the trail and would stay long enough for all of us to get good pictures with it. Needless to say this didn't happen, but we had fun anyway!

Shannon and me made turkeys out of apples and gumdrops

We went that way...

Who are the horses yielding to?!

Sibling rivalry

Saturday, November 29, 2008



For those of you who dont know how fast that is...its fast. At least for me, since ive NEVER gone under 10. We were doing 2 lap fliers (2 fast laps) when Mike called out a 9.9 for the first lap, i was thinking NO FREAKIN WAY! and kept going, then he called the 9.7. I pretty much had a spaz attack and asked him about 5 times if he was kidding. It felt like I won the olympics or something, it was crazy.

So after practice I was like...

Me: "Mike, Im gonna get Cat.1 at north americans, ok?"
Mike: "Yeah, that sounds like a very good idea, do that."

Im tellin ya, im gonna make it happen!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pics from Jr Champs (by Jerry Search!) (And a Team Pic by Terri!)

Im the one in the dark blue suit with grey stripes. In the front, naturally. :)

THE EPIC 500m HEAT: Lily VS Andrea VS me!

Andrea, Lily, some girl, me.

VICTORY. And a 48 second 500m!

A Finals from here on out.

MY TEAM!!!!!

Mike Kooreman (Coach), Anthony Barthell, Matt Lai, Nick Frank, Nick Ah Kun, Andrea Dehnke, Chris Creveling,
Adam, Robert Lawrence, Vicky Labourdette, Morgan Izykowski, Emily Scott, KD Todd, Gabi Roozee, Sebastian Cano, Matt Ferguson, Liz Looby, Derek Parra, Jon Valdivia, Fran Jackson

Monday, November 24, 2008

Ski Bum Weekend

So on saturday if you wore a utah U shirt to Brighton (ski resort) you got half off, so I couldn't resist. The next day I found another buy one get one lift ticket for Snowbird in my drawer...I don't know where they're coming from but Im likin it!! Garrett and me were skiing down a trail when he looked back and said hey that looks familiar... I looked down and THERE IT WAS. Another buy one get one lift ticket.....RIGHT in the MIDDLE of the RUN. I think the ski gods are really lookin out for me this season.

Looks like shes walking down my leg, haha!

11,000 feet of amazing powder...