Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Wet Sand......

Out of the last three weeks it has rained seven days here. Most of the guys here have said they haven't seen that much rain in such a short period. Things aren't really designed to withstand that much water here, ceiling tiles hit the floor like soggy saltine crackers. I wasn't really excited about the weather until I talked to the guys at work and it was-42. I can live with a little rain, plus it warmed up a little today.

I tried out the sandboard at lunch today but the sand is so wet it is like concrete. It's really sticky so I couldn't go very fast and it is hard to turn when the surface is so hard. At least I got out though, next time I'm going to see about finding a southern face that might be a little more dried out. Hopefully the sun will stay out and dry things out.



I took this picture on the way up today, the sand was so saturated that it slid.

Another self portrait atop of K2.

The colors in the sand continually change and the more it rains the darker they get. The black really comes out also.

2 comments:

Clayton said...

Headed up to Petersville on Friday morning. Over the hood powder back in the hills!! Still not much in Willow. Seems as though all the snowing is happening up north and about 30+ miles west of the Parks.

Jana said...

Hey Ty... The blogs are awesome... I love the pictures...

I guess they got another foot or 2 in petersville.... This is in the last couple days... Its snowing here but not much, been snowing down here from wed to fri morning and we got about 2-3 inches... Its very sad...
Well, I thought I would check out the blog.. Mom said is was awesome lately w/ all the pictures...
I will chat with you later...
Have a good hitch over there!Jana