Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Back in Hatteras

Finally our long cross country drive has come to an end, we finally made it to Cape Hatteras.  It feels good to get settled in, and it feels even better to ride.  We have managed to score two SW sessions in the slick since I got back.  First session was lit on my 7m Envy, man what a way to shake off a 15 hour car ride.

Launching from REAL sure is nice

After the muscle pounding 7m session we scored another day of riding on the sound side.  This time is was great for the 9m.  It felt great to get back into the flat water and shake off some of the dust.  

It is great to be back on the island riding, skating and working.  This is just the beginning of a great summer here on Hatteras Island!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Its Snowing, time to Drive!

As the snow started falling out of the sky all I could think about was getting to the mountains.  So, Sensi and I Packed all our stuff in the car and began the cross country drive back to Hatteras.  But we were by no means in a hurry, plenty of time to play in the snow.

Beautiful Mendocino County

Our first stop was to meet up with Sensi's brothers in Tahoe.  The drive across California was amazing, so many beautiful sights, and one of the biggest cherry groves I've ever seen!

When we arrived, it was on!!!  They had just got 6-10 ft of snow the week before and plenty of new fresh snow as well.  We got some much needed rest and hit Sugar Bowl early the next morning!

Lake View thanks to Dragons new APX goggle!  No Frames needed!

We ended up spending 5 days riding amazing conditions, but we had to get moving at some point.  We heard that it was snowing in our next destination, Park City, UT so we packed up and headed off across Nevada.  Turns out there isn't much to see....lots of nothing, we did get to drive through the Bonneville Salt Flats though!  Now were here in Park City for a bit, hoping to get a few more snow sessions this season.  Looks like wind tomorrow, so maybe some kiting too!

It goes on and on and on!!!

Into the Redwoods

So after spending the winter in Maui, it was finally time to head back to the mainland.  We started our cross country journey in Northern California.  The scenery is unlike any I've ever seen, a stark contrast to the tropical view I had become accustom to.  Sensi and I decided to take advantage of the nice weather and headed off down the Avenue of the Giants.  This road takes you through several untouched Redwood groves, it is very humbling!

We stopped along the road in several different spots and took some small hikes, unfortunately 99% of the original forests were logged leaving little left to explore.  Still the sheer size of the trees makes up for the small trails.  It's amazing to think these trees have been growing for 2000+ years!