What an incredible trip this has been.
Since joining Chris Davenport and friends on the Spyder Volcano Tour last weekend we’ve skied Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St. Helens. We’ve caught up with old friends, met loads of new ones, toured parts of the Northwest we’ve never been to before, and had awesome skiing in near-perfect weather. Christy and I couldn’t be more impressed with the effort by Dav and Jess McMillan, and the huge support behind them, particularly Spyder and Whole Foods.
In the past five days Dav and Jess have skied a whopping eight Cascade Volcanoes, so today we’re all enjoying a well-deserved rest day in Portland. Tomorrow we’ll be back in the ski boots, attempting what is likely the biggest objective of the trip so far– a one day summit and ski of Mount Rainier, 14,411 ft. I can’t wait.
The whirlwind tour hasn’t allowed for much internet time so I thought I’d quickly post a few pics here today, and follow up with more when it all wraps up. For more regular updates, be sure to check the Spyder blog to see how it goes on Rainier and the other remaining peaks. And for a little perspective from Christy, be sure to check out her post on the Spyder site here – http://blog.spyder.com/post/23105296106/volcanotourday10