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This season's very late first day at Jug.

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Last year, we skied Jug several times in December with amazing snow. This year, I had yet to take my chances on the thin cover in the woods. So when we got 10" in a couple of days, John was headed up and we were off bright and early.

The snow as still a little thin, but adequate for our purposes.


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The track through the trees in Jug Meadow were braided. But the scenery was very winter-ish.

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Ruby the powderhound does not believe in saving energy for later in the day. She was off here and there, checking it all out.

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When we finally got onto the mountain proper, we were totally stoked: blue skies and virgin snow.

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So much for virgin....

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We worked it pretty hard, and the day just kept getting better. We briefly considered going for a fourth lap, but fortunately John had a time crunch that sent us off for home.

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Hero shot.

Note the little spec in the top of the photo. Little dog needs a snorkel!

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Video of the powderhound.
Video of John finding his happy place

Near the end of a great day.

The next couple miles down the mountain made us glad we hadn't done a fourth lap: quad fire!

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