Saturday, December 19, 2009

Going my Way?

This directional sign at mid-mountain, adjacent the Pine Martin lodge at Mt Bachelor Resort near Bend, Oregon, is just to the left of the location of yesterday's post. It directs skiers and snowboarders to various runs and rates them according to difficulty. A green circle connotes "easy", a blue square suggests "moderate" difficulty, and a "black" diamond (not listed) is a slope for advanced or "expert" enthusiasts.
One of the green runs, "Leeway", tickles me because of its name. I remember the first time I skied down it, I found it quite difficult and, on any given day, it still can provide quite a thrill. It is long, and has a few short, but steep drops. Follow me for the next two days while I take you along for the ride. Don't worry, you'll be safe. I won't let you fall!

5 comments:

tapirgal said...

Nice concept of the ride down. I'll be looking forward to it. Are you sure you didn't doctor that sign???

Raksha said...

LOL! That run definitely has your name on it...

Jacob said...

Are we going on the Leeway? I'll look forward to sharing in that experience from the warmth and safety of our Ocala home!

Our daughter is off skiing today near where she lives in the Colorado mountains. She mentioned last weekend that she skied down a run that was touted to be "easy" but she didn't think it was easy at all!

cieldequimper said...

Oh wow, fame indeed!
I would get hopelessly lost!

Brighid said...

This will be interesting and fun. I haven't skied in ages so I better take the easy trail...