Home from a 9 day stint in Washington. The first four days was the Baker Banked Slalom. I took fifth in Pro-Masters and came home with a Pendleton blanket. Temple Cummins won the Pro-Mens with a come from behind win on his final run to bring home his 4th gold duct tape. I led Devon Raney, a friend who has lost his eye sight, down the course as his eyes. He wanted to stand up the course but fell on the same bank during both of our runs. There is always next year for Devon and my eyes. I have to say thanks to the Cummins family for putting me up while I was there.
Temple and myself picked up Andy Hetzel in Seattle and headed up to Crystal Mt. We were there to judge the North Face Masters freeride series stop two. What a great riding mountain Crystal is. Forrest Burki a Crystal local came through and won the contest.
Here are some shots of Baker and Crystal taken by Temple
looking down the Baker course
Three generations of Cummins (Cannon, Temple and Joe)
Devon and his eyes down the mountain, me
Hiking up Table Mt.
“Crystal” clear with Mt. Rainier in the distance
Andy showing a little Northwest Style
Hiking is part of Crystal (Andy, me, Jim Zellers, and Jimmy Hopper)
Zellers drops in
Me dropping a spine
Judging with Julie, Andy and Temple behind the camera
Forrest Burki out training with a half cab in