"Some people do not have to search, for they find their niche easily in life and rest there seemingly contented and resigned. At times, I envy them, but usually I do not understnad..and seldom do they understnad me. I am on of the searches. There are, I believe, millionsof us. We are not unhappy, but n neither are we completely content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power and unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty. We like forests, mountains, deserts, hiddern rivers, and lovely cities as well. Our sadness is as much a part of our lives as our laughter; to share our sadness with the ones we love is perhaps as great a joy as we know. Unless it is to share our laughter. We searchers are ambitious but only for life itself and anything beautiful it can provide. Most of all, we want to love and be loved, to live in a relationship that will not impede our wanderings and prevail our search. We do not want to prove ourselves to others or compete for love. This passage is for wanderers, dreamers, and lovers who dare to ask of life, everything which is good and beautiful." ~Found in the door of a deserted store in Colorado

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hiking the Head Wall

For many of the skiers in Jackson, hiking the Head Wall is no big deal but for me, it was. I have been wanting to do this hike all season but wasn't sure how I would do and I also needed a pack to strap my skis to. So, I got the pack and my friend Simpson and I decided to attack it together for the first time. This was a challenging hike but nothing like I thought it would be. I was preparing myself for a very very hard hike...but turns out it was not bad at all. Actually, if we had time, we would have done it again...it was that fun! It took us about 20-25 mins to hike up and then the ski down was absolutely amazing. What is unique about this part of the mountain is there are no lifts that go to the top of the Head Wall so the only way to ski it is to hike up...so needless to say not that many people do this therefor the skiing is AMAZING! It is also very rewarding to work so hard to get to the top and then ski down...it is like you earned that ski down so I almost it enjoyed more than any other run I have ever done. Here are some pics from the hike. Enjoy :)

This is a shot looking up the path heading to the top of the Head Wall.

Simpson and I at the top...we made it!!!

The view of the valley from the top.

After hiking and then skiing the Head Wall, we cruised over to the Free Ski Competition that was being held this past weekend. It was such a nice day! We skied over, took off our skis and plopped down in the snow and just chilled in the sun while we watched the crazies huck huge cliffs and do some amazing tricks. What a great day! Well, that is all for now...I hope you enjoyed the update. Hope all is well with everyone. Love and miss you! XOXO :)

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