Back at the Peaks tonight, w00t!
It had been above freezing during the day and it was below freezing when we left. The shaded runs like Jurassic were as hard as a rock and the exposed runs were choppy with small ice boulders everywhere. Typical southern Indiana conditions. They did groom Walnut Alley which was really nice and we spent the bulk of our runs there. Oh and there wasn't 100 people on the hill. I love mid-week Paoli Peaks.
Due to the icy conditions I was very unhappy with the control I had on the 180 Grocer with 50F 3 Toe rise, 45R 3 Heel rise and 1 degree outward cant.
So I went to completely flat and 33F, 30R no cant. Oh, so much better... I was actually able to do a few carves and we had a lot of fun. The Grocer isn't a good ice board... missing my Tanker already.
Low point of the night was while I was adjusting my bindings my son took a run and came upon a bad wipeout. While he did not see the crash he did get to witness the grown man screaming in pain until he passed out. He seemed to take it in stride but this is about the fifth time we've witnessed something like this in the last two seasons. I always worry it will scar his sunny disposition. But again typical southern Indiana conditions.
Looking forward to many more late afternoon\evening runs to the Peaks.