By Brian Nicholson
A few years ago, a friend of mine, Steve Nestel, started doing this crazy thing that at the time, I couldn’t possibly understand: he went skiing. Now, obviously, skiing wasn’t the crazy part. The bizarre nature of his new found craze was that the skiing was UPHILL.
“What?” I asked. “Are the lifts broken? You have to ski uphill?” For me, that logic was similar to the age old skydiving question, “Why would I choose to jump out of a perfectly functioning airplane?” But on December 31, 2020, that paradigm changed for me. Following the year of complete craziness that was 2020, I was ready to try something new.
With an encouraging invitation, and what was slated to be a pretty good weather day, I decided to join my clearly…