Monday, January 01, 2007

Sledding today

A bunch of us went sledding today up at Hatcher Pass. The hill had lumps all over it, not so great for me but the youngsters loved it! There was a particular "jump" several of the boys were enjoying. They were flying so high I finally had to go back to the truck for my camera. It looks bad but they all got up and did several more runs, believe it or not. Hope you enjoy.

He thought that was so much fun, and was even more excited to see it on video.


The little girl got right up and was cruising down the hill directly after this. Good thing it was the innertube that hit her and not a hard sled. I don't think she cried a tear. But did you see the mom, she totally bailed on her little girl in the path of an oncoming sledder. Only after did she run back to be sure the little girl was ok. I'm sure she didn't mean to, and was probably kicking herself for it later, haha.

The frustrating part this video shows was that people were hiking up the hill right next to the sledders going down all day long because the hill was really narrow. And all day we kept having to yell at the same group of people to watch out before they got hit. I know I saved at least 3 ADULTS from getting plowed over because they turned around to chat and had their backs to on coming sledders (who by-the-way have no control). The others in my group (children included) seemed to be the only ones who where aware of the fact sledders could be mowing us down any second and were paying attention. HELLO PEOPLE!!!


Ok this jump did hurt a bit, but he continued on with sledding for another hour or so. He did however avoid the jump after this one.

Tough kids.

Lots of fun today.


Marty said...

Looks like I missed a fun day, although my back hurts just watching them hit those jumps.

Klondike Kate said...

Hi Kiana! Sledding looks like such fun! Definately a bummer thing about living in the desert - no snow! 'Course you could see that as a good thing too!

FishTaxi said...

oOOO how fun!

akscotts said...

it looks like you guys had a lot of fun! we miss you guys!