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Training Log Archive: revy

In the 7 days ending Feb 20:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Backcountry skiing3 9:00:00 20.82(25:56) 33.5(16:07) 3525
  Run1 1:05:00 6.52(9:58) 10.5(6:11) 30
  Skate ski1 1:05:00 7.15(9:06) 11.5(5:39) 180
  Strength2 55:00
  Total7 12:05:00 34.49 55.5 3735

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Saturday Feb 20 #

9 AM

Backcountry skiing (Megawatt) 3:00:00 [2] 14.0 km (12:51 / km) +1175m 9:03 / km

MacPherson with Courtney, Russ, Tom and Stuart. New snow, weekend and an accident on the TC closing the hwy to Rogers Pass meant that MacPherson was a busy place today. Warmer than I expected too but snow quality held up. We climbed the Burnt Knob and down the Boulevard. Skiing was good though the low density snow over the old hard snow was not always the most forgiving. There had been a slide off the knob into the creek and the old debris was certainly noticeable. No other tracks though (lots down the frontside).

Friday Feb 19 #

Strength 30:00 [3]

Sleeper 25 cm of snow...
2 PM

Run 1:05:00 [3] 10.5 km (6:11 / km) +30m 6:06 / km
shoes: Icebug Green

Unexpected 30cm of snow today meant that nordic skiing was not going to be that good... went for a run instead. Wade had just groomed the trails which both helped and hindered as the new snow was very low density and did not pack down well. It was like running in sand so just kept a nice easy pace...

Thursday Feb 18 #

10 AM

Skate ski 1:05:00 [2] 11.5 km (5:39 / km) +180m 5:15 / km

Some dog loop laps with Milo and Courtney. Nice grooming though still cold and slow snow.

Wednesday Feb 17 #

Strength 25:00 [3]

Crossfit workout with Courtney.

Monday Feb 15 #

9 AM

Backcountry skiing (BMT) 3:00:00 [3] 9.0 km (20:00 / km) +1125m 12:19 / km

Gorge with Sean and Stuart. The weekend had seen a lot more traffic than earlier this week (plus warmer weather) so we checked out a zone at 18km that I'd always wanted to explore. A couple other people skiing the zone today but otherwise we had fresh tracks. Good skiing and a nice length of pitch. There are a couple steeper sections near the bottom and near the top where we saw evidence of old avalanche activity. Took a peek down the west aspect but it would be a steep run...

Sunday Feb 14 #

8 AM

Backcountry skiing (BMT) 3:00:00 [3] 10.5 km (17:09 / km) +1225m 10:50 / km

Lots of logging happening this winter and took advantage of another open road on Mt Griffin. I've skied here once before but starting from lower down. Today we drove to 4km gaining 400 vertical meters. There is also a good parking at 5km. Unfortunately the wind had been rather active yesterday and ski quality was variable. Luckily the wind slabs were not reactive so more of a ski quality issue than an avalanche issue. Our route up worked quite well. The forest is open (though lots of tree bombs) and only one steeper crux which we cleared at the right spot. We passed two heli flags and then dropped in just beyond. For the run I had in mind we should have dropped in at the second fall actually. Our line worked OK though fall line would have taken us over some steeper terrain (but no cliff). We veered left at that point... in general this zone is super convoluted with bulges, benches and cliffs. I set a track back to the top which flowed well. There is a hundred meters or so of steep terrain and then a short traverse above a roll. Given the variable snow I changed the plan for the second run to finish directly at the truck (rather than below). This line also works though be aware that once you swing right the slope you are skiing is hanging above some steep trees. Would not be great if the slope popped...

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