Sunday, May 10, 2015

Thompson Pass

Thompson Pass Weekend
Our friend Lee put together a fun weekend trip and decided March would be a great time to check it out for the first time.  We drove about 4 hours to get to the pass towing an empty snowmobile trailer which would be our tent for the weekend.  The road trip is always half the fun as we drove past the Matanuska glacier on the way and had great weather the whole time.  
The skiing here is pretty amazing, there were quite a few people skiing and snowmobiling and one parking lot was filled with campers.  We were able to find a parking lot where we were the only ones.  When we woke up in the morning we had some neighbors that were from all over the world, one guy from Europe, another from Scotland I think, they had tented it and had not slept a whole lot from what they said.  We skied Friday afternoon when we got there about 2800 feet.  Saturday we skied about 4500 feet and were rewarded with powder turns.  None of us wanted to go home as we loaded up, we stopped for some greasy burgers with the girls in one car and the guys in the truck. 

I love that Dave and I get to and love to ski together.  We are going to have to come up with a new system once our little guy is born.  Our friends have had a lot of luck putting their kid in a baby bjorn to the top of some big hills and down again.  Hopefully we will be able to do something similar.  I was just barely 8 months pregnant on this trip.  I was a little hesitant sleeping on a sleeping pad and having to get up in the middle of the night but it worked out alright after all.

1 comment:

Gayle said...

What a great trip! And you are so lucky to do it at 8 months pregnant!