Smithbrook Sled Shred

We headed back to a very familiar winter playground for our family.  Smithbrook Road in the central Washington Cascade mountains.  Here are a bunch of photos we wanted to share:

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Smithbrook Road runs up along this creek

Booker breaking trail.

Booker breaking trail.

Note:  The little smile 🙂

This was our crew crossing the snowy bridge

This was our crew crossing the snowy bridge

Left to right – Travis, Remy, Booker, Suzie, Teresa, Kat

Soon we turned off the road and dropped down into the valley.  The terrain was really steep so I went down first and stomped in a pretty doable switchback pathway all the way down.

Descending the switchback path

Descending the switchback path

Easy dose it...

Easy does it…

Safely down

Safely down

Remy's first hike on his new snowshoes

Remy’s first hike on his new snowshoes

Even little Remington managed the descent with no problem.

Finally it was Travis’ turn to come down (with the sleds)…

The launch

The launch

Airborne

Airborne

and inevitably the crash…

Final impact

Final impact

About this time we broke out our snow shovels and began grooming a proper sled track, with a launch pad and some jumps.

Booker shooting the hill

Booker shooting the hill

Remy- the wipeout specialist

Remy- the wipeout specialist

Teresa got the best air

Teresa got the best air

Lunch time

Lunch time

Sled run after sled run worked up an appetite, so we took a little break for some lunch.

A beautiful day.

A beautiful day.

It was wonderful to get back up to Smithbrook Road, and stomp around in a winter wonderland that has been the site of so many great family adventures for us over the decades.

That’s all for now.  Hope you all had a great Christmas and happy holidays.

Kat

 

 

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About Jeff Katzer

Welcome friends. I'm a cyclist, hiker, motorbike rider, kayaker, photographer, videographer, ukulele player, snowshoer, XC skier, and BEST of all - a grandpa. Somewhere in that list above you'll find the theme of the Adventure Journal.
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4 Responses to Smithbrook Sled Shred

  1. John says:

    Looks an awesome time Kat! So much snow out there! We haven’t even had a flake here in Virginia yet. All the best to you and your family in 2017!

  2. Neil's in... says:

    You guys have so much fun!

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