Saturday, 18 January 2014
Originally had this planned for Jan 4th but Calgary got such a dump of snow it was just too hard to get around. So we got a real warm spell for this event. +6 for the high in Canmore.
Boys were able to get outfitted with custom fit gear and we were off on the wide groomed track in no time. Spend about an hour on our first outing. Ended up back at the lodge and decided to have lunch and checkout the trail map and pick a nice easy trail. So we stayed on the greens for a while. Switched it up to the yellows. Then finally we tried out a brown. This one had a real drop to the bottom of a gorge followed by a steep ramp up the other side. We didn't do too, bad but then Michael twisted his ankle. We were up on out first aid and applied RICE, well, most of it. We had him resting, iced the ankle with snow. (no shortage here). After filling the boot we zipped it up to provide the compression. The Elevate option was a bit hard, but we rigged up a makeshift toboggan out of 4 skis and provided some heave mitts for rudders. We were able to slide him out at full speed. Mostly downhill all the way back.
Boys have some interesting activities on the ride home. Even had some harmonization challenges going on to help coerce Isaac into singing along.
|Karl Burndorfer, Peter Erasmus - Scout Leaders|
|RJ Laigo, Michael Laigo, Issac Gagnon, Hale Aquino, Sam Erasmus - Scouts|
|They make you feel like real Olympians here eh!||So I slip my skis into these tracks right!||This is uphill folks, we only make it look easy.||No snow on me yet.|
|I'm getting there. Left then right, with a little kick.||It's better to fall on the trails no one else uses.||Yea, and the snow is softer too.||OK, this really is hard to get up once your down.|
|Out of my ways guys, I can't stop!||Don't see what their problems was?||Well, maybe a little bit.|
|I know, it's early, but we were gettign really hungry.||Check for any texts from girl friends...||Cool up here eh!. Hey, we could spy out what the girls is reading on her laptop. Zoom in!||Check out Peter's stew. Pretty chunky from up here.|
|Inside shot through the window of the more professional skiers.||There's a speedy guy.||Nice cozy furniture up here.||Pink Sisters doing some snow dance moves.|
|Another one of those speeders||Got to look good for those Pink Sisters.||Alright boys, chug her back and lets hit the tracks.|
|Isaac with the Camera. He's into close-ups.|
|Wait, I need to take some close-ups. Smile!||He's not looking, click||I see you||I'm pretending to be a lizard.|
|I really see you now!||I can play tunes by blowing into my pop||Or I just drink it.||Does it look like I'm thinking?|
|Still not looking...||I'm waving now, do you see me?||It's my last almond||OK, I'm looking.|
|For the coordinated ski program, we got matching boots.|
|Back on the skiis|
|See that puff of snow from my powerful side breaking||They say for really high speeds you should stay low...||I need speed.||Hey, wait up guys.|
|Why does it always happen when your in a hurry.||We're all up. this is progress.||Some high speed kneel skiing coming up.||Michael is really gaining.|
|Check this freeze action shot. If my camera wasn't so good, he would be blurry.||The boys on the Yellow trail.||OK, we're switching it up to Brown now.||There he goes...|
|Ohhh, its a bit of a wipe out.||This one is looking good.||Yes, he's all the way up the other side. Amazing.||Here comes Michael|
|And that's the ankle bender.||Hale's screaming down trying to keep out of his way||RJ's attempt to rescue his brother was pretty good but fell a bit short.||Sam getting a extra run in while we apple RICE to Michael ankle.|
|Peter hasn't tried this yet. Here it goes...||He's still up...||Success, all the way over to the other side.|