Doug and Kelley's Eliteam Blog

WC2 Wed- Sweat, struggle and stronger.


List 3 Words to describe the Adventure Hike:
"Hard rewarding fun." ~Harper
"Strenuous, motivational (because I wanted to go faster to get to the top), and strengthening." ~ Erin
"Struggle. Accomplished. Fun." ~ Caroline
"Exciting, tiring, and hot." ~ Sophia
"Challenging, fun, and hot." ~ Sylvie
"Sweat, struggle, and stronger." ~ Maddie
"Extremely hot, rocky, and long." ~ Mardi
"Fun, challenging, motivating." ~ Lindsay
"Painful, tough, funish." ~ Donatella
"Hard, challenging, exciting." ~ Sienna
"Fun, challenging, limit pushing." ~ Peyton
"Hard, fun, exciting." ~ Avery
"Hard, fun, adventurous." ~ Lindsay

What was your favorite part of the adventure hike?
"Making it to the summit, I felt proud of myself for making it that far." ~ Avery
"Making it to the top." ~ Peyton
"The Organ Grinder was so steep. The steepest I've ever hiked, but it pushed my limits and it was good fun!" ~ Sienna
"Having other people carry me on a thing-a-ma-jig." ~ Mardi
"When I got carried, and the chairlift." ~ Donatella
"From Allyen's to the top." ~ Lindsay
"Going down the chairlift." ~ Maddie
"Climbing up Organ Grinder to the top." ~ Sylvie
"Getting to the top and seeing the view." ~ Sophia
"Carrying and getting carried on the platform." ~ Caroline
"My favorite part was getting carried on the board, walking (made me stronger), and getting to the top because it showed my hard work." ~ Erin
"My favorite part was making it up Organ Grinder!" ~ Harper
"My favorite part of the hike was the feeling I had when I got to the top." ~ Lindsay

What made you laugh today?
"What made me laugh was being carried on the throne!" ~ Harper
"When we ran down the hill there was these bumps to stop you, I kept running into them. Also, I almost fell down hiking down." ~ Erin
"Coming down the lift with some friends and they were sharing funny things that happened with their group." ~ Caroline
"When my friend and I almost fell running down the mountain." ~ Sophia
"When we had to carry people on the slosh pipes." ~ Sylvie
"Running down super fast." ~ Maddie
"Calling my friend granny." ~ Lindsay
"My friends." ~ Donatella
"Funny comments." ~ Mardi
"When we tried to sing!!! :-)" ~ Sienna
"When we carried Doug on the carrier and he started to stand up and surf." ~ Peyton
"Being carried on the throne. It was really fun not having to walk too!" ~ Avery
"When Carly was forced to get a divorce." ~ Lindsay

SIDE NOTE: "Dad, make a lot of Lemon poundcake for the POUNDCAKE Dorm, please!!" ~ Mardi

COACHES CORNER... Wed highlights:
Julia: Only a few steps into the hike Harry said, “I already need a funeral for my quads”
Jimmy: Eli said, “This morning, when I got out of bed, I couldn’t get out of bed”
Jess: I loved it when my team and Jimmy’s team asked for 100 foot paces rather than 50 foot paces atop the throne of struggle…because they thought it was too easy.
- I laughed when I saw Cooper doing bicep curls with the bucket, he later said, “If you’re going to work out, you might as well work out hard”
- Natan after finishing our struggle-filled but awesome hike, “We climbed the distance of Everest today”
- Referring to the steep hike today, Hunter said, “My thighs just fell off”.
Devon: On Organ Grinder my group came to the consensus that “We’re gonna make it. We’re gonna struggle. But we’re gonna get to the top!”

2018 Camp Dates

ELITEAM Clinic: June 25-26
Lake Tahoe @ Sugar Bowl Academy
Ages: 11-14
Rate: $200

World Cup 1: July 9-14

World Cup 2: July 16-21
Waitsfield @ GMVS
Ages: 11-14
Rate: $1275

Europa Cup: July 25-28
Waitsfield @ GMVS
Ages: 8-11
Rate: $800

Girls Power Camp: August 1-4
Waitsfield @ GMVS
Ages: 11-14
Rate: $850