Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Don't know where to start...

Since I returned home from South America, I've been traveling more than ever. Every week I've been in a new place and have barely had enough time to sit down and reflect on the past couple of months. Since July, I haven't been home for more than 5 days. It's been a wild fall to say the least. All of my trips have been super fun, but I've neglected posting much on my blog which is a bummer because playing catch up and sharing everything that has happened seems impossible.

The Above photo was taken by Ben Girardi. This summer at SGT I had some of the most amazing ladies come down as clients. Our group rolled deep with 11 chicas at times. It was amazing to be surrounded by such amazing female rippers, both skiers and snowboarders. Nicki Slechta and I had our hands full with this crew as we would wake up early to do yoga in the morning, ski all day (harder than the guys), come down around 4:30, have a snack, run at least 4-6 miles, eat, dance, sleep, and do it all over again. This group of ladies were definitely the highlight of my summer and I have been fortunate enough to visit a few of them during the MSP movie tour.

Despite the conditions this summer being less snow than the average year, we still made the absolute best of it. Half way through the camp season, I was joined by the Mountain Hardwear crew in Bariloche for a photo shoot. We made a hut trip out to Frey, one of my favorite places on earth, and traveled to Chile in search of better snow.

In Chile, there really wasn't much snow at all. We arrived in Portillo with a thawed lake, lot's of slush, and hot temps. Again, we made the best of it and strapped out skis onto a few borrowed kayaks to get across the lake for a days adventure with not much skiing involved. Upon reaching the other side of the lake, we quickly realized that we wouldn't be skiing. Wet slides and massive boulders were falling off the mountain. At least the food was really good!

The views were also really good. After Portillo, we had a few days in Santiago before heading back to the states. Heimer, Josh, and I soaked up the culture eating delicious food and touring the streets of Santiago.

We visited the fish market way too early in the morning. My senses were on overload after soaking up the fishy smell of the crazy assortment of fish at the market.

Santiago has such an amazing contrast between old and new. The architecture throughout the city gives you such a good feel for time and change.

So many stray puppies walking around, hard to resist not taking one home. After a few days in Santiago, we were ready to come back to the states where both Heimer and I would start our crazy fall movie tour with MSP.

1 comment:

Marcy said...

WHAT INCREDIBLE pics! Loved them! Thanks, feel like I got to go on vacation from my desk (always a welcome relief!).