way we were: Spring/Summer 2000
Staffan in Verbier backcountry, Feb 2000, on Rossi Bandit XXX/Scarpa
T-Race. Photo by the inimitable Tomas.
bar photo credits, left to right: Staffan Andersson by Tomas Annerby,
Jonas Heimdahl by Tomas Annerby, Aryeh Copa by Chase Jarvis.
this issue, we experienced growth. Toe nails, better turns, attitudes,
and a lot of self-righteous spouting reached the roof and even blew
the top off. Again we have many people to thank for helping to make
this issue possible. Tomas Annerby, Chase Jarvis, Ken Schiele, Kenny
Atkin, Luke Miller and Ben Dolanc, to name a few.
to thank Stevens Pass on Highway 2 over here in Warshington State.
March 28, the ski report said that 6 inches fell. In spots, it was
more like a foot to 18 inches of the elusive light Cascade fluff.
Face shot after face shot, it nearly brought a tear to my eye. Remember,
the snow report message sometimes lies for your own benefit.
want to send our prayers out to Eric. He was caught in a bad fry-daddy
accident in Squaw's fingers that nearly ended his tele career. Blood
on the snow in the spirit of tele progression. The
manager from the Rally Burger wanted to inform me that Eric will
get a citation of valor for saving the catfish fingers from burning.
Way to go Eric! That can only have a positive influence on the good
vibes that make Descender what it is. Always shoot for that golden
on Mt. Rainier (newly installed 6 pack chair hidden from view).
Chase, for the use of your slide scanner and all the pos vibes.
But, Monday night Zombies at the Luau? No more! Thanks bro. (RE)
the inspiration: cheers to the Replacements, "the only rock
band that ever mattered," and Pavement, "the only rock
band that matters today." Critic's words, not mine.
generalizations are dangerous, I venture to say that at the bottom
of most fears, both mild and severe, will be found an overactive
mind and an underactive body. Hence, I have advised many people
in their search for happiness to use their heads less and their
arms and legs more in useful work or play. We generate fears while
we sit- we overcome them by actions. Fear is nature's warning signal
to get busy." Dr. Henry Link
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