I have a penchant for losing things. Just this past weekend I lost my wallet by leaving it in a cab in Chicago. I even had to fly back to Tahoe without an ID. Monday morning I went to work and sure enough received a call that my wallet had been found and is currently on its way back.
Last summer I lost my 1st GoPro kayaking the McCloud River and decided that I deserved another one. So GoPro #2 was ready for winter, but winter took its sweet time getting here. Fast forward to mid-February – conditions were rocky, yet amazing at Kirkwood. It was mid-week, empty, and I was skiing with one of my favorite ski buddies, Stu. We were having a great time, high speed powder turns, cliff drops, near misses with rocks – I was pretty happy to be both living and recording it. We hit a line in Eagle Bowl and the middle drop had a flat landing that usually fills in better with more snow. We both somersaulted out of it and my Go Pro broke right off my helmet and into the snow. We hastily looked for 5 minutes, but there was powder to be skied, so we agreed to come back at the end of the day with avalanche shovels and dig for it. After 30 minutes and no sign of it, we resigned to come back when the snow melted.
I was busy this summer, so I finally made the trek out to Kirkwood yesterday. I hiked the 45 minutes up to where I thought I had lost it and it was sitting right there, amongst the lupine! After downloading the footage, it turns out the day was as great as I remembered it!