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After Nationals, we loaded up the Challenge Life suburban and headed for home. With David and I planning to leave for Europe within a week or so, we were eager to get home and get some things done after being in Anchorage for over two weeks. There was actual training to be done, cars to fix, and Christmas thank-yous to write. We drove as far as Wasilla, where we were informed that it was 30 below in Fairbanks and advised that unless we wanted to turn into gym rats, we should turn around. Long story short, we ended up staying in Anchorage this last week, where we were able to get a lot of skiing in that would not have happened at home. The Treinen family graciously housed and fed us liek they often do, allowing us to focus on getting in some quality hours.

It was fun to ski on some new trails, many of which I have actually never done. Usually if I am skiing in Anchorage, it is because I’m there to race; nine times out of ten, trail explorations get put on hold in favor of learning race courses. However, with no impending races and plenty of time, we branched out and saw some new territory. Well, new for us out-of-towners anyway. And I was many times reminded why Anchorage is so ridiculously sweet!

We found a sweet rope swing out in the middle of a classic only trail; David goes all Tarzan on us

We found a sweet rope swing out in the middle of a classic only trail; David goes all Tarzan on us

 

I also dropped down off of the Coastal Trail and onto the ice floe for the first time; to beat a dead horse, EPIC!!

Becca Rorabaugh showed me where we could drop down off of the Coastal Trail and ski around on the ice floe, which I had never done; it was, to beat a dead horse, EPIC!! Mountains, ice, and mountains of ice on all sides.

2 Responses to “Relocation Exploration”

  1. Crystal Pitney Says:

    Good Luck in Euro, boys…men, sorry. I am sitting in the airport with Patrick Johnson and Noah Hoffman, they are headed in the same direction. See you when you get home

  2. Uncle Jim Says:

    yo, Reese and Becca, I look forward to seeing you here soon. Mom will be here also.