Camping It Up at Paulina Lake

Paulina Peak from the hot springs on Paulina Lake.

Paulina Peak from the hot springs on Paulina Lake.

Gorgeous hike around the lake.

Gorgeous hike around the lake.

One of the uber hot hot springs beds.

One of the uber hot hot springs beds.

Rope swinging!

Rope swinging!

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Dog tired.

Dog tired.

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Rocking it like an afghan hound!

Rocking it like an afghan hound!

Steam rising up.

Steam rising up.

A dive bombing osprey we watched catching fish.

A dive bombing osprey we watched catching fish.

Big obsidian flow.

Big obsidian flow.

Giant chunks of obsidian from the last active flow in Oregon, 1300 years ago.

Giant chunks of obsidian from the last active flow in Oregon, 1300 years ago.

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Good Time on the Hill

Spring snowboarding on a demo.

Spring snowboarding on a demo.

South Sister

South Sister

Brokentop.

Brokentop.

The three sisters and Brokentop with Red Chair in the foreground.

The three sisters and Brokentop with Red Chair in the foreground.

 

Last Thursday I went up and rode a k2 demo board at Mt Bachelor.  The snow was warming up and falling to hell…truthfully may have done better on the massive men’s Lib Tech I ride that at least has a fresh coat of wax on it, but I must admit it was fun to see what tiny nuances of my body’s movements were picked up by this much smaller, lighter board.  I took it easy, feeling that my parameters were slightly narrower than I’m accustomed to, thus I was able to ride without a fall and had plenty of sun and fun while I was there.

At some point, it’s my goal to get a Lib Tech that’s made for someone my size because I know I could get a lot more out of it now that I’m at this stage in my riding abilities.