It’s a lazy Sunday summer morning. One of those ones when you wake up, roll over, then proceed to hang out on your phone for the next hour without ever lifting your head. You slowly proceed downstairs to make some coffee and a massive breakfast. 10:30 rolls around and you pack your snowboard and hiking shoes into your car.
Turns out that when you live in Colorado, this is real life. And it’s exactly what happened last Sunday.
I headed out late on Sunday morning to meet up with several other Outdoor Women’s Alliance ladies from the Front Range Grassroots Team. We went to explore St. Mary’s Glacier just outside of Idaho Springs to see how much snow had made it through the hot and sunny Colorado summer. We had plans of getting in a few September turns, practicing self-arrest, and a whole bunch of glissading (because why not?).
We had no idea what to expect as there wasn’t much recent photographic evidence on Instagram or the Internet to show us the conditions. Fortunately, as we pull up into the parking lot at the trail head, there were at least 25 other people with skis and boards strapped to their packs looking for a good time. Sweet.
And it was sweet.
It was surely a Sunday well spent. Now we wait for the real winter to come.