Skyline Ridge, also known as Heather Ridge, is off of Hwy 2, which goes through awesome towns like Sultan, Start Up, and Gold Bar, Washington. Since I was with 3 hungry men, we stopped en route at the Sultan Bakery where I ordered a breakfast sandwich. Sounds innocuous enough, right? Well, I knew I was wrong when they asked if I'd like mayo on it....yeah....no thank you. Actually to be fair I had been forewarned about the size and sheer awesomeness of the food at the bakery, but nothing prepared me for this:
A sandwich the size of a large styrophome basket! The breakfast sandwich comes complete with very thick bread, a sausage patty bigger than your face, 2 slices of plastic American cheese, and at least 3 eggs overeasy. Yum?
Did I eat it? HELL YES (full disclosure, I only ate about 60%). Was it delicious, greasy goodness? Absolutely. It was the perfect hangover food (not that I was hungover) However it did put me in a food coma - so much so that I had to take an emergency siesta for the rest of the car ride to the mountain.
For more reading on the Sultan Bakery - check out this amusing blog post!
Okay, on to the point: skiing! We got up to Skyline ridge and the boys broke trail through amazing, deep snow. I don't know how I got so lucky, but this was another great day in the backcountry! Here are some pictures taken by the talented Chris Parks.
|Heading up to the ridge, you can see the deep snow, I'm 2nd in line, Imran breaking trail|
|Stump Cornices at the top|
|Chris uses a trick where he takes a picture through his sunnies - I am going to borrow it!|
As you can see, it was another nice day outside (there was even sun!) with some blower tracks! Have I mentioned I *LOVE* skiing?
|Last tracks of the day - still freshies!|