Thursday, January 29, 2009


so last week the stake took everyone who wanted to come and go snowboarding up at beaver mt. not only that but they also reduced the prices from somewhere around $60 down to about $30 so being as frugal as possible I took this opportunity to try snowboarding for the first time in my life.

so to stay warm in those frigid conditions i wore 5 layers on my legs i had underwear, compression shorts, athletic shorts, thermals, and then some water resistant pants. now on the upper body i had on thermals, T-shirt, long sleeved shirt, a hoodie, and my winter coat.
basically looking like this poor kid from a Christmas story. so when we finally got 0ur boards thad, harrison, me and bret. when then treaked up a hill to learn how to snowboard. The only ones with experince were bret and harrison and so when they were ready they took off and hit the slopes. good thing for us is the fact that a friend amanda who knows how to snowboard helped both me and thad till we got steady on the boards and then we decided to go up the mountian to figure it out without having to climb up the hill anymore.

at the top me, thad, and amanda then straped on our boards and went down without much fuss, well i did thad had a bit more difficulty then me so this continued for about another 3 hours in which i was able to stand up on the board for the entire run down the mountian, which only took about 30 seconds to get down. other than that i would call the trip a huge success. thad also got a lot better and was able to go down the entire mountian without fall to many times.


Taylor said...

it's strange, harrison being the one with experience...


Bus Gillespie said...

Wow I want to be in your stake! I would like to try it but your mom says I'll probably kill myself.

Jancisco said...

No kidding, what a great stake! good job not falling, bouncing and careening down the mountain like I did my first time. Was the snow soft?

Clinto Beans said...

Harrison went snowboarding... what, once?

It's good to see Harrison.. active. He's becoming one of you guys.