Loveland Full Moon Night Ski, 1/25/05

Steve, Gretchen, Steve's Cousin Mike, not Dale, and I headed up to Loveland Tuesday night to enjoy the full moon in tele-style. (Well, Mike has an alpine handicap, but we let him come anyway). The moon light was *awesome* Very strong shadows, plenty of light, hell, we were skiing bumps! We skinned up more or less underneath chair 2, and stopped at the top of chair 2,where it was a bit on the nippy side with a bit of a breeze. After kicking around playing with the camera for a few minutes I tried the door on the chair operators hut - it was OPEN and it was HEATED! Score!! Heck, they even had a microwave and a radio in there. Next time we'll bring the popcorn and peppermint schnaps and have a party! Of course, next time, they'll remember to lock it.

The snow wasn't great, but it was good enough, we skied down to Midway, skinned back up, hung out in the hut again for a while, and then, despite urges to take one more run, skied out figuring that was late enough on a work night. There was even enough light to take some

came out ok, a bit dark of course, although they looked lighter on the LCD on the camera, will have to remember that next time

Back in the parking lot we were packing up when a car came over to check us out. It was the night security guy, who seemed to be not at all surprised to find some tele folks skinning up during a full moon. So he introduced us to his pet wolf and drove off again.

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