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|Happy faces on a sunny day|
Katie, one half of the tele-ladies duo, and I teamed up for a Meadows last day telemark skiing extravaganza.
|Still tons of snow|
|Katie is ready to make turns|
|A snowboarding wolf!|
Having never skied Meadows on it's very last day, I learned a thing or two about end-of-season protocol. I didn't get the memo, but apparently there's a dress code to be followed - one must wear wacky attire. I saw more people in costume on the slopes! First we saw a snowboarding wolf - complete with goggles.
|Garsh! It's Goofy!|
Then we ran into Goofy and his hula-skirt wearing companion.
|Screamin' down Wee Bee (photo by Grant Myrdal)|
Katie and I stormed the slopes of Wee Bee Gee Bee and got our pictures taken one last time by photographer Grant.
|It's the Mt. Hood Meadows Panda!|
And then we met the "Mt Hood Meadows Panda." Who knew?
|Parking lot BBQ|
By mid-day, the snow fast turning to mush, grills, chairs and coolers appeared in the parking lot. Many groups of people were having themselves a BBQ. Beer was flowing fast and free. Driving out of the lot, I saw one group decked out for Cinco de Mayo - complete with sombreros and serapes (and probably margaritas too). If I wasn't driving, I would've totally got some photos of the scene.
|Still skiing in May|
So long Mt. Hood Meadows. It was another good year. I skied a record 23 days on my season pass (oh yeah!) Although winter took it's time in getting here, we had an amazing spring. Especially March - what a month. It was one dump after another. I'm sorry it has to end.
But there's still Timberline ski area (which stays open into August). And with my climbing skins I can go wherever there's snow!
So even though it's a last hurrah for Meadows, I'm not ready to hang up the skis just yet. Skiing in June anyone?