TGIF! Are you planning to get out on the mountains this weekend? If so, we're jealous!
Taken during a recent snowboarding trip, this photograph portrays the bright sunlight peaking over a massive glacier on Mt. Baker in the North Cascades of Washington. It was a beautiful day.
Mount Baker, a powder-chaser's mountain, is widely known to have extremely high snowfall. In fact, in the '98-99 winter season, Mt. Baker set the world's greatest recorded snowfall in one season with 1,140 inches, or over 95 feet! Even over 20 years later, Mt. Baker still consistently finds itself at the top of the list each year for recorded snowfall, so we're not surprised that the weather forecast for today shows snow!
One reason we find snowboarding so enjoyable is that when you're flying down the mountain, you have to be absolutely focused on what you're doing; you really have to live in the moment, and you don't think about anything beyond your immediate surroundings. Scanning upcoming terrain, paying attention to how your edges feel as you carve, making precise shifts in stance - there is no room for other thoughts. This makes snowboarding an almost cathartic experience. It's refreshing to free your mind from the everyday, like work and deadlines. The sheer adrenaline of snowboarding is nice, too :) By the way we have all @burton
gear, and we love it - they've been working on their technology like it's the cure for cancer. Having great gear makes it so much easier to enjoy the slopes.
We love snowboarding, and we love Mt. Baker due to consistent powder days. Do you snowboard or ski? What do you most enjoy about your sport? And what is your favorite mountain?
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