Sunday, April 26, 2009

Takin' it to the streets

One of the greatest gifts for cyclists in the Methow is the opportunity to ride up the North Cascades Highway before it open to cars. Usually we get this experience during month of April. It can be a chilly ride, especially downhill, but it is so worth the effort. The North Cascades Highway is one of the most scenic mountain drives in the nation. This photo was taken on April 24th just hours before the gates were opened again to automobiles. Now we wait again til next April.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

And the Winner is......

This photo was chosen as the Grand Prize winner in the BC Nordic Photo Contest. I was honored to hear I won the prize. Brian and I had a great vacation to Whistler and Callaghan Valley this winter. This photo was taken at Callaghan Valley (home of the 2010 Winter Olympics) on a trail appropriately titled "Top of the World". We are looking forward to going back to Whistler again soon.