Late February 2013

Taos Ski Valley Mountain

IGNORING

Less than ideal conditions
Get easier to ignore
As skiing improves

I started this morning
With my boots too loose
And my skiing not good
It was cold
The wind was blowing
The light had gone flat
The snow was thick and irregular
My knee hurt

After the third run
I went inside
Sat down
And tightened my boots

I went back out
And started skiing
Instead of flopping around

Conditions improved

The wind backed off
The light returned
The snow got smooth
And the mogals started making sense

I skied another 5 ½ runs
Including the hike to the bowl
Before I realized

My knee was screaming

I cruised to the condo
For lunch