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June 29, 2011

Summer Preparations

I am finally getting back to normal after my sinus surgery and subsequent cerebral spinal fluid leak / meningitis. All I can think about is the ski season coming up and getting through the miserable Phoenix summer.

Not a lot new going on, but the Southwest's ski resorts are all in trouble, at least those that got abnormally low precip amounts this last winter due to La Nina.

Pray for the communities including Alpine, Greer, Eagar, and Springerville that are in the path of the Wallow Fire. Sunrise is very close to the fire area, but the containment is almost complete. Over half a million acres.

Posted by Justin at June 29, 2011 12:58 PM


Good to hear your health is improving. I'm looking forward to more posts from you next winter and wish you many more turns next season.

It seem like all the moisture destined for the Southwest ended up here in the Northwest. There's still lots of snow. I was out on my AT gear last week and found solid snow pack above 5300' in the Central Washington Cascades.

If you still need to ski or want to get a jump on next season, Mt. Bachelor is reopening for the Fourth of July and the weekend; Crystal Mountain is opened weekends until July 10th, and of course Timberline will go all summer.

Posted by: Mark Murphy at June 29, 2011 07:09 PM

Check it out - skiing on July 4th 2011. Hope your summer is going great!

Posted by: Rippin Skiers at July 5, 2011 11:37 PM