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PostTue Mar 18, 2008 4:27 pm 
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Ski to Trinity – March 14, 2008

First, the stats:

# miles RT:  44 miles
# hours skiing:  6 or 6.5 hours (I think – Mike had the watch)
# coolest mid-trip breaks ever:  1
# walls hit:  1 (by me, about 7 miles from the car)

No great pics on this one, as the trip follows the valley floor and it was a cloudy, snowy day.  But here is what the Chiwawa River valley looks like in winter:
Gib Mountain? from near Rock Creek
Gib Mountain? from near Rock Creek
Rock Creek
Rock Creek
Rock Creek
Rock Creek
Rob at Rock Creek bridge
Rob at Rock Creek bridge
Chiwawa River near Trinity
Chiwawa River near Trinity
Near Atkinson Flats
Near Atkinson Flats

Trinity itself is more interesting than in summer, although this is probably because it feels like work to get there:

Trinity barn
Trinity barn
Buck Mt. is behind these clouds
Buck Mt. is behind these clouds
Creek at Trinity
Creek at Trinity
Trinity cottages
Trinity cottages
Mike at Trinity
Mike at Trinity
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DSCN4287.JPG

This trip included the best mid-trip break in the world.  This is because Greg, the caretaker at Trinity, welcomed us in to swill coffee and warm up.  We swapped stories and learned a bit about the place.  Greg maintains a Trinity blog, which captures only a smidgen of the good vibes of the place.  These indoor pictures belong in this TR, I think, because the break at Trinity was an important part of the trip - and we were not really in civilization!

Greg at Trinity
Greg at Trinity
Rob and Bear
Rob and Bear
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Needs no caption
Greg, Rob, and Mike
Greg, Rob, and Mike
Rob and Mike sipping some joe
Rob and Mike sipping some joe
Rob and Mike at Trinity
Rob and Mike at Trinity
Peace and Bear rasslin'
Peace and Bear rasslin'

What a difference from the attitude of the previous caretaker, who I met the first time I skied to Trinity!

Eventually we had to slap the skis on and head back to Fish Lake.  The skiing conditions remained decent if a little soft.  But I hit the wall near Chikamin Creek, only reviving after eating some of Mike’s food.  Interesting how this trip was tougher than some long day trips I took this past summer.  Even though we were out fewer hours and had less elevation gain than a typical scramble day, I surmise that the sustained high-energy output of skiing drains the body faster than hiking.

Mike on the move
Mike on the move
Mike and Rob near Atkinson Flats
Mike and Rob near Atkinson Flats
Road to Trinity
Road to Trinity
Mike and Rob taking a break
Mike and Rob taking a break
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PostTue Mar 18, 2008 5:02 pm 
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I saw you guys from the summit of Buck. hockeygrin.gif

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PostTue Mar 18, 2008 9:07 pm 
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Sounds like an excellent way to spend the day! I couldn't tell from the photos if you were skate-skiing or classic skiing? 6 hours is a long time to skate, but you did mention "hitting the wall".... wink.gif

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PostTue Mar 18, 2008 9:11 pm 
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Wow!   eek.gif   Super effort you two!
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PostTue Mar 18, 2008 9:13 pm 
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That's quite a trip Roald.  Looks like you had a good time.
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PostTue Mar 18, 2008 9:18 pm 
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Yup, I shoulda been there.  Great trip.
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PostWed Mar 19, 2008 7:04 am 
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44 miles in 6 hours!!  Out of my league  shakehead.gif   Nice work, guys.  up.gif
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PostWed Mar 19, 2008 12:02 pm 
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Mike looks like he is at a real finish line there at Trinity.  Looks like fantastic conditions, skating your hearts out. biggrin.gif
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wildernessed wrote:
I saw you guys from the summit of Buck. hockeygrin.gif

Wildernessed, you are everywhereparanoid.gif

Yes, E's Mom, we were skating - with the season ending I'll be hanging up the skis any day now, and am missing it already.   frown.gif    This might require radical depression treatment until next winter, i.e., getting into the hills all summer long.  wink.gif
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PostWed Mar 19, 2008 3:42 pm 
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Roald wrote:
wildernessed wrote:
I saw you guys from the summit of Buck. hockeygrin.gif

Wildernessed, you are everywhereparanoid.gif

Yes, E's Mom, we were skating - with the season ending I'll be hanging up the skis any day now, and am missing it already.   frown.gif    This might require radical depression treatment until next winter, i.e., getting into the hills all summer long.  wink.gif

Yeah, but time to get out and do some hiking hockeygrin.gif, I look forward to some trips. up.gif

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I like this TR thank you!
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44 miles.. 6.5 hours... YOU beasts!!!!   My arms would have given out at 15 miles..and that would have been 3 hours  embarassedlaugh.gif

I really need to get mr Big on the job if I want to ASS ski with any of you freaks  biggrin.gif

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