Since my last update we've been to Sun Valley for a few days and now we're back in West Yellowstone for a weekend of racing before we head for Minnesota. Minnesota will be the final leg of this road stretch before I head home to NH for Christmas.
Here are the highlights of my last week in photos:
***Click on any photo to view them all in a larger slideshow format.
Raleigh and I caught teammate Annelies Cook live on BiathlonWorld TV during her Individual race on the World Cup.
Bernese mountain dog get-together in downtown Bozeman during the Christmas Stroll.
I got to visit with some family, including these two little cuties, Sophia and Faith.
After a week in Bozeman it warmed up, rained, and the snow melted. Seth and I saw my teammates off on their way east and then we went on a road trip to Sun Valley ID where rumor had it we'd find some good skiing. Here are some pictures from the drive. A lot of it was flat and desolate.
Entering Howe, ID. Not much there. At all.
We made a pit stop at Craters of the Moon, outside of Carey, ID. It's a National Park where the landscape was formed by volcanic calderas.
And then we found the snow! We stayed with a college friend of Seth's in Hailey, ID, just south of Ketchum. A few miles north of Ketchum we found great skiing on the Harriman Trail. Further north things were burried deep at Galena Lodge. I will definitely be going back there some day!
Their groomer was wide enough to groom a classic track and a skate lane wide enough for two all in one pass.
Galena Lodge on the right.
Check out the snow piled up on top of the fence in the photo on the right!
Lots of snow....someone must have a sore back from all that shoveling!
It's snowing here in West Yellowstone now so hopefully it'll follow us east over the next week and a half! Tomorrow: my first biathlon race of the season!