Lyndsay Meyer and I made a quick trip up Hayden this morning before work. Such a fun ski!
Lyndsay crossing the creek to start the skin
Lyndsay reaching the sun
Looking up to the skin track
It was super pleasant up top. Too bad I had to get to work and couldn’t hang out.
Tomorrow morning, Friday, we head to Cotacachi where the race will start and finish. We won’t know the exact route until we get the maps Saturday morning, two hours before the race starts. However, we do know that we will be trekking, kayaking, biking, trekking and finishing with another bike.
21km Trek – 8km Kayak – 41km Bike – 11km Trek – 61km Bike
From a quick look online, the area looks spectacular:
Streets of Cotacachi
This is where we’ll be kayaking, Lake Cuicocha, nestled in the crater of the Cotacachi volcano.
I’m hoping to have internet access before we start so keep looking to see if there will be a place to follow online. Or check the race organizer Facebook page.
Getting back in the game. So much fun shredding laps at Snowmass with Juniper, Axel and Ian.
Downhill laps with Juniper & Axel
Riding the gondi
The only picture Juniper let me take of her since she never wanted to stop.
Axel entering the trees where he quickly figured out the trails are perfectly tacky.
Axel is ready for his own full face.
Axel chillin’ with his buddy Levi
While the kids are visiting both sets of grandparents on the East Coast, Ian and I are enjoying a mini biking vacation in Sun Valley.
On the ridge between Fourth of July and Born Lakes. We dropped down right behind us.
Matchy, matchy. Cassie and I showing off our Shredly shorts and Santa Cruz Tall Girls (Boys)
Warm Springs Basin is large and beautiful.
This was just one of 150 – 200 down trees we went under and over. That got old quickly but at least we saw no one else out there and the rest of the ride was great.
One of the many river crossings on Robinson Bar.
Finished the day with some bridge jumping on the Salmon River. I decided to skip it to give my back a break but super happy with how it feels after lifting my bike so many times.
Ian and Marc Peruzzi on Fox Peak on Day 1. Yet another super fun Sun Valley ride.
Great video recap of the Ultimate Mountain Challenge at the Teva Mountain Games.