We started at the Spruces campground in BCC and hiked to the top of one of the Days shots. I didn't set my watch but I think it was close to 2,500 ft of vertical climbing.
Rachelle putting it into high gear on the climb. We had already passed a guy on tele gear. She can hammer.
We both like to put in a good playlist and suffer on the up. Stopped once for a water break but other than that, it was pretty much head down and upward.
Once at the top, we paused for a group photo at 10,000 ft.
Last year, I made Rachelle traverse around a cliff band. She hated it. This year, we found some steep pitches. She hated it and loved it.
A week after the last storm and we found plenty of untracked light powder. We had to hunt for it but it's there.
I enjoy getting out with the guys but having a wife who can hike and rip the downhill makes me happy.
After the skiing we hit one of our favorite places- The Porcupine Pub & Grill.
I hope to be doing this with Rachelle when we are well into our 60's. Although, one of these years, I should probably book a trip to some place warm and sunny.