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  1. #1
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    Cool Father's Day TR 2010

    Here's some pics from one of the most memorable Father's Days in my 15 years of being a dad. It was a great day and my son Skyler reminded me (yet again) how lucky I am.

    The Echo Boat Taxi trip has become an annual tradition this time of the year and to combine it with Father's Day was an obvious win for me. We hooked up with some old friends jimt3 and nils....and met a new one too, ACwithFT.

    Sky loading up our gear in the boat


    On the boat in route to the goods


    The zone


    Sky on the trail


    Jimt3 and nils on the log crossing


    ACwithFT


    Sky hiking with the big boys


    Hiking the steep lower slope before switching to skins




    Looking at the line


    Back to booting for the scramble to the ridge


    Dad


    Stopping by the drinking fountain


    On the bootpack, almost to the ridge


    Sky topping out with the help of dual whippets and under the careful watch of jimt3 and ACwithFT


    On top father and son stoked


    No time to waste, nils does the honors


    Solei (sp?) in hot pursuit


    jimt3 is next


    Followed by Skyler




    Dad is next


    And ACwithFT is the caboose




    Down at the pond, Dad shows the crew how it's done




    The skiers wanted no part of the pond skimming (rightfully so), ACwithFT made a dry run but couldn't pull the trigger, and Sky was up for the challenge. After making it through the hardest part of the in-run (suncup hell) he had the speed to make the skim but I didn't set him up very well on the exact spot to enter the pond. Long story short he took the wrong spot and got spit into the pond and the last minute. Dad was nervous anyway of him hitting and seeing him go down didn't help the blood pressure. Luckily the water broke his fall even though it was only a foot deep. It could have been way worse.


    Soaking wet and a little beat up Sky tried 2 more times but couldn't get through the in-run to get another chance at the pond. I was still proud as could be for his effort and we've now named the bowl and pond "Skyler's".

    His trophy for the day.


    Looking back at our tracks
    so many mountains...so little time

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    Still smiling we camera battle




    And pick our way back down to the snowline




    Wildflower on the way out


    Back at the stream crossing


    Cheers at the dock (Sky coulda joined with a Dr Pepper but he was too tired in the morning to grab one (teenagers)


    Our taxi


    Back at the dock we saw this old cool boat, mount a snowboard rack and we'd be in business


    Jimt3 was stoked to meet Sky and proud of his hiking/riding efforts too so he treated up to ice cream. Thanks jim!


    Back at home we had a great Father's Day BBQ with the rest of the family and reveled in our day together. It was interesting to see Sky enjoy being with other folks beside dad in the mountains. He really had a great time which let to me having a great time too.

    I couldn't have asked for a better father's day, thanks Sky, Haley, and Mrs bcrider!
    so many mountains...so little time

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    Starting a ski mission on a boat..good stuff!

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    Quality report.

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    I can't wait for the same day with mine. Thanks for the stoke!
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    "Having been Baptized by uller his frosty air now burns my soul with confirmation. I am once again pure." - frozenwater

    "once i let go of my material desires many opportunities for playing with the planet emerge. emerge - to come into being through evolution. ok back to work - i gotta pack." - Slaag Master

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  6. #6
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    Excellent job bringing the family stoke as usual BCR. That kid of yours has had a great winter/spring/summer. What happened to his head of hair?

    I've got a 14 year old daughter, we spent probably our 10 consecutive Pa's day camping with me her and my Dad along with mom and grandma, great times indeed. Love getting the kids out doors.

    She loves our Echo Lake boat taxi backpack trips that were inspired by you and your kids.

    Keep up the stoke my man.

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    FKNA...good stoke!

    I am so looking forward to a day like this with both of my Midgets, but I have a long way to go yet .
    You should have been here yesterday!

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    This photo is cool and all but....

    I really wish you would just fall in


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    Sweet stuff.

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    Now thats an awesome Fathers Day.....Great TR

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    Quote Originally Posted by skier666 View Post
    This photo is cool and all but....

    I really wish you would just fall in
    Seconded!!

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    Nice...very nice.

    Your son has gotten much bigger, does not seem that long ago when he was just a little grom chasing after his papa.

    Always love the splitboard stoke you bring to TGR.

    peace,
    D.
    "There's a truth that sanity denies...." --Sprung Monkey

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    Thumbs up

    BcRider is the family thread barta...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhi View Post
    Your son has gotten much bigger, does not seem that long ago when he was just a little grom chasing after his papa.

    Always love the splitboard stoke you bring to TGR.

    peace,
    D.
    +1. time is a-flyin'...


    nice tr bcrider!

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    i hate my father

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    keeping the June stoke on page 1
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    "Strapping myself to a sitski built with 30lb of metal and fibreglass then trying to water ski in it sounds like a stupid idea to me.

    I'll be there."
    ... Andy Campbell

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    Nice dude...makes me that much more stoked for my first, which we just found out will be here in about 7 months.
    I've got more suits than Liberace, but less than Eastvailhucker.

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