Monthly Archives: April 2018

Heli Skiing Part 2

The 3rd and 4th runs were feeling great, until near the bottom of the 4th, in a narrowing gulley I came to stop and just plopped over in what Bob described as a very unspectacular fall.  I immediately felt a popping sensation in my right knee that I recognized as blowing out my knee as described by Deb when she blew her knee skiing with me 10 years ago or so.  For the rest of the run I wasn’t in any pain, just felt that I couldn’t completely control my right leg.  Once at the LZ with the rest of the group I exclaimed I was done.  I sat out while the others did another run enjoying the scenery.  The pilot took me back when he needed to refuel.  Bob was able to finish his six runs and ended up logging 18k vertical feet.  

The next week I went in for x rays and an MRI.  I completely tore my ACL and meniscus on my right leg.  Went in last Wed AM for surgery.  Now I am forced to mellow out, sitting at home watching playoff basketball and hockey.  Go Celtics and Bruins!  

Heli Skiing Part 1

Exactly two weeks ago Bob and I were driving up to the Eureka lodge to set our selves up to go Heli Skiing the following day at Majestic Heli Skiing by the Sheep Mtn Lodge.  The ski trip was compliments of my sister-in-law who won it in a drawing back in Rhode Island.  She was generous enough to give it to me thinking I might have more use for it than her.  

We spent part of Sunday am going over back-country avalanche drills then set out for our six runs of heli skiing.  We totally scored with recent snow refreshing the Mtns and bluebird calm skies.  For me it was the first time heli skiing as a downhill skier (I switched from tele skiing this season), and first time since 17, 18, & 19 yrs ago when going with my tele buds in Thompson Pass.  
For our first run I was a little shaky and off balance. but by the end of the 2nd run I was feeling like a hero.  Its such an awesome feeling skiing longer powder runs one after an other amongst incredible scenery.  All just a few hrs from my house.  

Beluga Cabin And Headed to Seward for a Sept Wkd

Day Trip Fishing with Wally on Upper Kenai River

On Sept 12 I spent a week day fishing with Wally on the upper Kenai R fly fishing for Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden.  As always, a very pleasant day of fishing and hangin’ with Wally.