Hungry for some big vert, Brad Mitchell, AJW, and I put on our micro-spikes this morning and took on Bald Mountain (Baldy), the Sun Valley, ID ski hill (elev 9200). It was a great outing, filled with sunny skies, trash talk, gossip, one ornery skier, and 3,300 feet of climbing and descending over 10 miles.
"We're going up there?" - Brad and AJW
Two-thirds up; bottom of Upper College
Up the last grunt, chasing the skiers skinning up.
Heart rates: Hank - 175; AJW - 160; Brad - 95
At the top, ready for the run down
Descending toward the Pioneers