It has been years since we have had June camps without "weather days". Last June we lost one to two days both weeks. This year it has been a crystal clear and virtually cloudless sky since we arrived.
On both days the slalom courses were set and ready to go by 7:15. This really helps the racers get a few extra runs in right away, which is increasingly important as it is getting busier every day.
Timberline has now thrown the towel in on trying to maintain snow on the ramp at the bottom of the Palmer lift. We now carry our skis from the top of the Mile and put them on just prior to getting onto the Palmer.
On Tuesday Peter Robinson accidently forgot to pack his GS suit and didn't figure it out until we were in the W'Yeast day lodge. Nothing that a little bit of Dad's ingenuity, training shorts and duct tape couldn't cure.
On Monday & Tuesday the number of people on the Palmer snowfield was estimated to be in the range of 500 to 550. On Wednesday the terrain park & snowboard camps started up and the daily number has now expanded to over 1,000.
We collected the 40 pair of test skis in the Timberline parking lot and returned them to the test centers in Govy. It's onto GS tomorrow.
El Burro Loco was the call for Mexican on Tuesday night while it was the Barlow Trail Roadhouse on Wednesday.