I’m killing it on Farm Team blog entries lately. This will be my second entry within the week.  I want to wish you all a happy “Summit Sunday!” If you don’t already know what summit Sunday is, then you had better find out soon. It’s a movement sweeping the region. Well, not really, but it’s something fun some friends and I invented as a means to stay in contact. The basic premise of the initiative is to do something fun or creative on a Sunday, and take a photo of yourself on top of something (hence the summit part). It has become a blog of it’s own, dedicated to the idea that you can “climb mountains” wherever you are, but you don’t have to climb a mountain every Sunday to participate. It’s an assertion of identity. It means you are mountain person, and as a mountain person you like to climb and play. It’s mostly something goofy to do to remind yourself to have fun.

The following is doubling as my farm team post, and is from my Summit Sunday post this week.


In the van on our way up I-80 towards Donner Summit from Truckee, I explained #summitsunday to the Auburn Ski Club guys. It was cold and foggy in Truckee, but as we climbed up the pass we eventually emerged from the fog to find that the beautiful California sun was shining down on us. Perfect opportunity for a summit photo. Ben pulled the van over and we, as a team, pushed forth for the van summit.

I got a second summit today after our ski. We pulled over again in the parking lot and climbed the snowbank. It was more treacherous than it appears, I was in flip-flops and it was slick.


If you’d like to see our prior entires and follow up on all of the goings on with #summitsunday, visit us at summitsunday.blogspot.com

Happy summiting,



P.s. For Music: I like that it’s cool to like Blink 182 again. I think I probably posted something on here from their reunion album when it came out last December. Here’s a song I like from one of the side projects while they were on hiatus. Parents be warned that there is the typical music video dancing and dress, and one bleeped-out word.

Here’s another song I heard on my drive back home from skiing today which I also like. It reminds me of being back in Utah and listening to the Sagebrush Serenade on Sundays on KRCL 90.9, the public radio station.


About Gus

My full name is Gustavo, though I go by Gus. I was a member of the UNR NCAA Ski Team from 2008-2010 and a founder of the UNR Winter Sports Club. I have been a Far West Farm Team member for 2 seasons so far and am looking forward to my third year. I’m working my way toward being a ski coach and english teacher, while still trying to be as fast as I can be. I love mountains and canyons and rivers. My favorite place to be outside of skiing is in the Grand Canyon, though I don’t get to go there as much as I’d like. I’ve started a collaborative project called #summitsunday this year. Check it out and join the movement at summitsunday.blogspot.com