“In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.”
I had a narrow weather window and just a few remaining free days on the calendar through mid June. As our historic winter transitions, seemingly overnight, into spring I am motivated to utilize every moment that remains. The checklist of peaks I want to ski seems it is added to each time I check one off. Spring weddings and early summer travel back to Minnesota means it’s time to take advantage of any last chances I get!
Last week the weather window was narrow with wind and precipitation blowing in over the weekend. Stronger winds in Tahoe and south to the East side, paired with the opening of Highway 89 from the north into Lassen Volcanic National Park led me to look north for my time off. Working the night before and with my wife out of town I was also responsible for taking care of the two geriatric pugs at home. Road trip! I woke up around 4 am and hit the road for Lassen.
In the end the pugs and I had a phenomenal day on our road trip. A Lassen ski and some sunny green grass park time together made for happy lil old buddies after such a long blustery winter.