Saturday, November 13, 2010


I took a little bit of a break from posting while I've been riding my mountain bike and doing yard work (freaking leaves are the worst part of home ownership).  And today, I'm going to do some more mountain biking.  Plus, I've got a party to go to.  But not just any party.  This is the annual right of passage known as the Pray for Snow Party.  The folks at Backcountry Beacon did a pretty good write up of what it takes to make such a party successful, so I'll direct you there.  Here's the gist:

Every autumn, snow worshippers around the nation—nay, around the world—unite and engage in a sacred ritual called the Pray for Snow party. Anthropologists note that this ritual often includes multiple kegs of frothy beverages and bonfires large enough to be seen from outer space.

So, if you're looking for me tonight, that's where I'll be.  I've got a few blog posts in the pipeline, though, so stay tuned for posts about equipment, cliques, and opening day shenanigans.  Peace.


  1. Sounds like fun, although I disagree with their policy of NOT burning skis. IMHO, no Ullr-related party is complete without a few skis or snowboards sacrificed to the snow gods. Sorry, Global Warming, but this is SNOW we are partying for!

  2. I imagine that when the custom was invented, it was just a wood, leather and metal fire. The founding fathers never imagined no fancy hydrocarbons. Bring on the pipeline!