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Margaux Rhymes with Fargo

mostly entertaining stories about my life

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Southern hemisphere summer

Now that I'm back in the US just in time for spring, it occurs to me that my seasons are super out of whack. Starting from last (northern) summer spent in California, I was in Chile for most of the... Continue Reading →

The ski trip that was actually (unintentionally) a climbing trip

The original plan was to do an epic backcountry ski weekend in the Eastern Sierras at the end of April, usually a reliably good time to get some spring skiing in at high elevation. Alas, Mother Nature had other plans.... Continue Reading →

Ski season via pictures of people not skiing

See, it kinda looks like we're skiing in that photo, but really what we're doing is hiking on skis. I learned this winter that "backcountry skiing" is a total misnomer, and really it should be more like "slogging up snowy... Continue Reading →

Chairlift conversation topics by popularity

On Friday at Heavenly Resort in Tahoe I skied (by myself for the day) down the equivalent of Mt. Everest, which also includes riding chairlifts up the equivalent of Mt. Everest. So, I spent a lot of time making small... Continue Reading →

Springtime in February {Tahoe ski trip}

I booked this solo birthday trip to Tahoe a few months ago, hoping for some powder. Twas not to be. I got particularly worried about the lack of snow as I was playing soccer at lunchtime in 70+ degree weather... Continue Reading →

A hike and a half at Heavenly

Will and I spent part of the weekend skiing at Heavenly and the other part driving, because apparently everyone and their mother and their dog had the same idea for a ski trip weekend. Fortunately, even though the lot was... Continue Reading →

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