UncategorizedAdirondack Camp Photos

FasterSkier FasterSkierOctober 5, 2009

(Click photos to enlarge)a onblur=”try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}” href=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cBFLp0vFuic/SsqbsmgRqSI/AAAAAAAAAEU/s3AvndDUPlU/s1600-h/IMG_0813.JPG”img style=”margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 300px; height: 400px;” src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cBFLp0vFuic/SsqbsmgRqSI/AAAAAAAAAEU/s3AvndDUPlU/s400/IMG_0813.JPG” alt=”” id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5389291094654691618″ border=”0″ //abr /br /br /Yesterday we began our training camp with a road-bike ride to Mt. Van Hoevenburg. The boys started at the Crown Point Bridge, and the girls started just a few miles up the road. It was nice weather during the ride, and the leaves over here are right at peak. The colors are more vibrant than in the Mad River Valley, and when the clouds aren’t looming over everything, there are some beautiful mountains hidden amongst them.br /br /Last night we talked a little about personal and team goals for the season, and all I will say is that everybody has their sights set high. We may not be a huge team, but everyone is trying to achieve their full potential.br /br /br /a onblur=”try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}” href=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cBFLp0vFuic/SsqcADMWVvI/AAAAAAAAAEk/CK2zH0H457c/s1600-h/IMG_0818.JPG”img style=”margin: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; float: left; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 300px;” src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cBFLp0vFuic/SsqcADMWVvI/AAAAAAAAAEk/CK2zH0H457c/s400/IMG_0818.JPG” alt=”” id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5389291428773254898″ border=”0″ //abr /br /Today we had 3 activities going on: a long hike to the top of New York State (Mt. Marcy, 5,300′), a moderate hike to the top of Phelps (~4,100′), and a rollerski workout with some of the US Ski Team’ers and a contingent of other athletes from all around the country.br /br /a onblur=”try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}” href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cBFLp0vFuic/Ssqbi0zdsOI/AAAAAAAAAEM/F6HTN0VMwYA/s1600-h/IMG_0812.JPG”img style=”margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 300px;” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cBFLp0vFuic/Ssqbi0zdsOI/AAAAAAAAAEM/F6HTN0VMwYA/s400/IMG_0812.JPG” alt=”at Marcy Dam, before the storm” id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5389290926694576354″ border=”0″ //abr /br /I hiked with Alec, Daniel, David, Hans, and Ryley up Marcy. We stayed warm and dry for the first several miles, but as we climbed higher we entered the clouds where it was windy, and either raining or snowing for most of the time. Alec made it to the summit-benchmark first, however I contend that I was at the true summit first (there was a slightly higher point a few meters away). We’ll call it a draw. On the way up, we were trying to dodge the Adirondack muck and other big puddles, but we gave up on that as we grew more tired and the puddles grew in size and number. All in all, we covered the ~14 miles in 4:40 door-to-door. Justin greeted us back at the Adirondack Loj with some Entennmann’s chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate milk.br /br /br /a onblur=”try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}” href=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cBFLp0vFuic/SsqcIgyjHBI/AAAAAAAAAEs/-QPtJbsTEec/s1600-h/IMG_0819.JPG”img style=”margin: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; float: left; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 300px;” src=”http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cBFLp0vFuic/SsqcIgyjHBI/AAAAAAAAAEs/-QPtJbsTEec/s400/IMG_0819.JPG” alt=”” id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5389291574157057042″ border=”0″ //abr /br /Antoine, Devlin, Heidi, Elena, Emily, and Kaitlin hike Phelps with Sabra and Lea Davison. They didn’t have much luck avoiding the Adirondack muck, but they were lucky enough to catch a few glimpses of Marcy and some of the other High Peaks through breaks in the clouds.br /br /a onblur=”try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}” href=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cBFLp0vFuic/Ssqb0Rh9C9I/AAAAAAAAAEc/J52yVKPxbFo/s1600-h/IMG_0817.JPG”img style=”margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 300px;” src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cBFLp0vFuic/Ssqb0Rh9C9I/AAAAAAAAAEc/J52yVKPxbFo/s400/IMG_0817.JPG” alt=”” id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5389291226463538130″ border=”0″ //abr /br /Kristin spent the morning doing some short intervals and pickups at the jumping complex with Justin.br /br /Tonight we feasted on marinated pork loin (thanks Diane), asparagus, mashed potatoes, and some succotash, all prepared by aspiring young chefs Emily and Kaitlin. Hans and David returned the massacred kitchen to pristine condition, and we played some charades after our meeting. All I can say is that “asphyxiate” is not nearly as hard to act out as I was hoping. It took Heidi and her team all of about 3-seconds to guess that one! Elena had a tough time, but finally managed to communicate “Aborigine” to her teammates, and everyone had a laugh at David’s sound-effects (which aren’t allowed, btw) and Daniel’s dropping to all 4’s in an effort to act out the “pork” portion of “porcupine”.a onblur=”try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}” href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cBFLp0vFuic/SsqcYs1KwRI/AAAAAAAAAE0/K42sp_PwYNQ/s1600-h/IMG_0827.JPG”img style=”margin: 0pt 0pt 10px 10px; float: right; cursor: pointer; width: 400px; height: 300px;” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cBFLp0vFuic/SsqcYs1KwRI/AAAAAAAAAE0/K42sp_PwYNQ/s400/IMG_0827.JPG” alt=”” id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5389291852267176210″ border=”0″ //abr /br /Tomorrow we’re doing some technique work on skis, followed by rest, study hall, and strength. Then Wednesday the athletes will do their best to ski up Whiteface despite the likely unavoidable deluge that is coming.br /br /Go Yankees!div class=”blogger-post-footer”img width=’1′ height=’1′ src=’https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1847564486460994594-4984109746238148380?l=gmvsxc.blogspot.com’ alt=” //div

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