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Idaho Adventure bus trip

Tamarack and Brundage Mountain (ID)

and Anthony Lakes (OR)

 

February 17-20, 2006.  We visited 3 ski areas on this trip: Tamarack and Brundage Mt., (near McCall, Idaho), and Anthony Lakes (near Baker City, Oregon).  We had 3 gorgeous sunny days. The nights were very cold, but the sun warmed us nicely during the day. On the drive up, we stopped for lunch in Pendleton, at King's Chinese Buffet, which offered an excellent variety of good food (which in addition to regular Chinese food also included items such as pizza, chocolate moose, and other western-style food); all-you-can-eat for only $5.95 per person.

 

The town of McCall was charming, with ice-sculptures all around town, and  lots of places to select for dinner. The first night, most of us went to the McCall Brewery for dinner, while some ate at an Italian Ristorante. The second night, we all went to Lardo's Grill & Saloon for dinner, after which some folks went dancing in the Yacht Club.

 

Tamarack had great, long cruisers with wonderful views. Also, some really tough terrain, which had to be entered by jumping off a cornice (a feat accomplished by several among us; though Elvira got slightly injured in the process, twisting her knee).

 

Brundage Mountain would have been great on a powder day, as it has very nicely spaced out trees. We had fun cruising the groomed stuff, and several of us wandered into the trees anyway!  Bruce had an accident, breaking his ski and ending up with a slight concussion. Fortunately, his body was only bruised, and the X-rays and CAT scan revealed his neck was intact, although he still needed to wear a neck-brace for a few days. In spite of this, he was in good spirits for the rest of the journey, and even helped fix the wiring on the bus so we could watch some of the videos and photos we had taken even though we didn't have the needed adaptor plugs.

 

Anthony Lakes had the best snow.  No wonder, since it has the highest base elevation in Oregon (at 7,000 feet of elevation), and the slopes are mostly north-facing.  Thus, the snow was powdery everywhere.  Both our intermediate and our advanced skiers agreed A-Lakes was the best!

 


Everybody is excited at the start of the trip.


The rear of the bus is just as excited as the front!

 

Linda McGavin on the bus to Idaho.
Our trip captain - Linda - making a few announcements.

Linda McGavin on the Idaho bus
Linda is all smiles.

 

Emilio being eaten by a giant snail in McCall, Idaho!
Deirdre is trying to save Emilio from being eaten by the giant snail.

Phil, Deirdre and Jim in McCall, Idaho.
Phil says he can still hear Emilio struggling. Deirdre & Jim smile!

 

Phil Mant and Kurt Krueger at Tamarack ski area, Idaho
Phil (bundled up) and Kurt, on a cold morning at Tamarack.

Mt. High group photo on top of Tamarack ski area, Idaho.
Top of the Tamarack summit lift.

 

Heidi, Bruce, Jan, Garreth and Deridre, enjoying the view from Tamarack ski area, Idaho.
Heidi, Bruce, Jan, Gareth and Deirdre at Tamarack.

Mt. High group photo at the top of Tamarack ski area, Idaho.
Group photo at the top of Tamarack.

 

Deirdre, Jim and Alan at Tamarack ski area, Idaho.
Deirdre, Jim, and Alan, in front of some Tamarack trees.

View from the top of Tamarack, Idaho. Mt. High ski club members.
The ridge at the top of Tamarack.

 

Bob and Tonya on the Idaho ski trip with Mt. High ski club.
Bob & Tonya celebrated their 10th anniversary at Lardo's

Monica, our bus driver to Idaho
Everybody loved Monica, our bus driver!

 

Mt. High ski club members on top of Brundage Mt., Idaho
Group photo at the top of Brundage Mt.

Bruce, injured in McCall, Idaho.
Bruce by an ice-sculpture of a baby with skis, at McCall hospital.

 


Kurt & Sheridan toast Bruce with beer, to make him feel better!

Jim and Deirdre, on top of Anthony Lakes ski area, Oregon.
Jim and Deirdre at the top of Anthony Lakes.

 

Mt. High ski club members at the top of Anthony Lakes, Oregon
Group photo at the top of Anthony Lakes. Another sunny day!

Mt. High sk iclub members at Anthony Lakes, Oregon. Gareth, Jim, Sheridan, Deirdre, Alan.
Half way down:  Gareth, Jim, Sheridan, Deirdre, Alan.

 

Alan Robins at Anthony Lakes ski area, Oregon.
Alan in the bumps, followed by Deirdre.

Deirdre Lawrence at Anthony Lakes ski area, Oregon 2006.
Deirdre shows off great form!

 

Jan, Alan, Gareth, Jim, Sheridan, Deirdre, top of Anthony Lakes, Oregon.
Jan, Alan, Gareth, Jim, Sheridan, Deirdre,  at A-Lakes.

Kay, Linda, Bruce, and Tom, at top of Anthony Lakes, Oregon.
Kay, Linda, Bruce, and Tom at the top of A-Lakes.

 

Linda and Bruce McGavin at Anthony Lakes, Oregon, 2006.
Linda and Bruce half way down the "Rock Garden"

Tom and Tonya at Anthony Lakes, Oregon, Mt. High trip 2006.
Tom and Tonya on the Holiday trail. Great powdery tails!

 

Jan at Anthony Lakes, Oregon, Mt. High trip 2006.
Jan coming down the Holiday trail.

Heidi on snowboard, at Anthony Lakes ski area, Oregon 2006.
Heidi and Alan, playing in the trees on the "Chicken Out" run.

 

Alan at Anthony Lakes, Oregon, Mt. High trip 2006.
Alan & Gareth "Chicken Out" from a blue trail to a black one!

Emilio Trampuz at Anthony Lakes ski area, Oregon 2006.
Emilio, slaloming among the "Chicken Out" trees.

 

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