WINTERSPORTS -- Some people were shoveling the relentless snowfall in Spokane this morning. Others were playing in it.
I caught skiers Mark Moore, Bucky Sturgeon, Theron Vanhoff and Dave Dubuque gearing up on High Drive for the rare opportunity to make a fall-line powder run down the South Hill Bluff.
"I scoped it out on Friday," Moore said. "It was pretty sketchy. I'm back, but I'm wearing my helmet."
His buddies were undaunted, lured by the prospect of neighborhood powder in a plunge toward Hangman Creek.
But they wearing their helmets, too.
"It's no place for good skis," Dubuque said.
But a good place for cheap thrills and good exercise after the run as they put skins on their skis, climb up and do it again.
Incidentally, the South Hill Bluff trails are in great condition for snowshoeing.