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OutdoorsNW.com – Featuring Kode 22 – February 2013

Tales from the Lift Lines V: Pack Rat

“I wish you had a backpack!”

We’d stopped to get rid of some layers. It was January, but we were hot. As I unzipped my daughter’s jacket, I realized she had three layers beneath her lined jacket.

I pulled her long-sleeved fleece through the arms of her vest, rolled it over a couple of times, and tied it around her waist.

“But I’ll look fat with a big tire around me!” she said.

“You’re nine.” I replied.

“Why don’t you have a backpack of your own?” Michael asked. I had just put my vest in his pack. Earlier I’d stowed my extra contact lenses and my just-in-case glasses and my spare chocolate with him.

“I do,” I said. “It’s in the locker room.”

“Well, maybe you should wear it while you’re actually skiing.”

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