Category Archives: 2005 / 06 USA skiing

Day 32 – Monterey – Big Sur – LA – Melbourne

ROAD TRIP!! Up before dawn to watch the sunrise down on the foreshore just around from Cannery Row – well worth the early start. Monterey a fantastic looking place – the best of California architecture, parks and bike tracks all … Continue reading

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Day 31 – Mariposa – Yosemite – Monterey

Back into Yosemite and drove up to Badger Pass. Only a half day left here and not enough time for the trip to Glacier Point, but once again not feeling enthused about any skiing so the final chance for a … Continue reading

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Day 30 – Yosemite

Well, at least decent coffee was close by! Clear and sunny day and drove into Yosemite Valley after hiring some chains – California seems to be the only place they’ve heard of such things. Still no interest in skiing – … Continue reading

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Day 29 – Tahoe South – Mariposa

Clear sunny day and not feeling any need to ski, so after getting the important part of the day organised – finding a decent latte – drove around the lake for a bit for some views and photos. Beautiful drive … Continue reading

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Day 28 – Salt Lake – Reno – Tahoe South

Got about 6 hours sleep on and off, and dawn revealed the Nevada desert cloaked in snow and the sun shining. Though we’d left Salt Lake on time we got progressively slower as the morning wore on. Eventually our 9.00am … Continue reading

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Day 27 – Salt Lake (The Canyons)

Storm warning in effect for the Wasatch Front, and need 4×4 or chains to get to Alta or Solitude, so just about talked myself out of skiing. However, being my last day in town, ended up driving around to The … Continue reading

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Day 26 – Driggs to Salt Lake

HAPPY NEW YEAR – ROAD TRIP!! Really didn’t fancy tackling the drive up the hill again, and weather still socked in, so decided to go straight through to Salt Lake rather than Pocatello as planned. As it was, first couple … Continue reading

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Day 25 – Grand Targhee

Why oh why didn’t I take the bus? I assumed that with a few inches of fresh snow on the hill and temps around freezing on the approach road they would have ploughed and/or sanded the road, but the resort … Continue reading

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Day 24 – West Yellowstone to Driggs

Woke to fresh snowfall and the sounds of snowmobiles – now I remember why this town didn’t appeal to me when I first read about it. Feeling pretty tired and expecting a slow drive out on snow covered roads, so … Continue reading

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Day 23 – Yellowstone Trip Day 5

The 5 days have flashed past way too fast – 8 days would have been pretty easy to handle. Had a morning ski straight from camp – no need for the snowcoach today. We were aiming for a particular lake … Continue reading

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