I ran around the valley photographing the snow sports (not normally my beat) because the sports editor was over in Tacoma covering the state wrestling championships.
I shot folks getting on the bus for the Tour of the Methow:
|Loading up the school bus before a day of skiing.|
Just for the record, I am NOT one of those skiers.
Next, I shot photos of the Snowshoe Softball tournament.
|Making a dive for third base.|
Snowshoe softball is ALL about the running, diving and fielding.
These teams come back for the tournament every year. Most are from the west side of the mountains, so they are delighted to be getting all snowy.
|Second base action|
|Rad first base woman|
|Some of the costume finalists (after the heats were skied, so I'm going backwards here).|
|Kristen Smith in roller derby garb with Kurt Meachum as referee.|
|Kelly Schuh, young winner of Best in Show award. She gets to keep the Golden Poodle statue for the year.|
|Kelly becomes painfully aware of the hazards of having dogs on the sidelines during her heat.|
|I love that the dogs get into it as much as the people.|