|Unable to hide my excitement after the first run.|
|Looking down a new-to-me tree lane on the Thumb.|
|Surprisingly good powder on South Boundary.|
|It felt wonderful to be back on the skin track.|
|Looking back at two of my runs earlier in the day.|
|Emotions, in order of strength at the end of the day: |
Psyched, grateful, tired, cold, hungry.
I spent the day at something like a steady bright moderate pace, which left me tired but not exhausted. I underestimated the length of each run, and was surprised to have racked up 14,400 vertical feet in almost exactly 8 hours. I was on Scarpa Aliens and Dynafit Nanga Parbats, and the light gear helped make a long day like this possible.
|It was good to spend Thanksgiving with my father.|