The lab sent us home a few hours early on Thursday because of a severe winter storm. Rather than sitting in traffic, Jason and I decided to head up to Pajarito.
We spent the rest of the evening enjoying the whiteout conditions.
Jason switching modes of travel at the top
hiking through a stand of toasted trees
The snow continues to pound the slopes of Pajarito Mountain. After an early release from work, Jason and I hiked up Townsight to enjoy the fresh powder.
The next morning, the lab had a delayed opening, meaning there was time for a few more laps in the fresh snow.
Nina joined me this time. The deep snow was a lot of work for her short legs.
three others climbing Townsight in front of me
The storm clouds were all but gone.
Caballo Mountain in a fresh blanket of snow
looking down a chairless Townsight lift
Nina and I returned that evening for some more. I never get tired of the sunet view of the Sangres.
sunset behind frosty trees at the top of Townsight
looking down on Los Alamos from Evershine Ridge
Nina and I back at the car just before dark
Christmas Day at the top of Townsight
catching the last few rays of sunlight at the top of Evershine Ridge
Steve working the top of Townsite
Steve and Sarah racing down Townsite
more of Steve and Sarah
heavy clouds over the Sangres at sunrise
lower Townsight under colorful skies
heading back up for a second run
Nina keeping her nose clean
Steve and Nina making their way through the trees near the top of Townsight
It's all about the down!
Steve and his impeccable form