words: Blake Paul
captions: Spencer Schubert

The summer has officially kicked off in full swing; the annual pilgrimage of boarders have returned to High Cascade for yet another amazing season of summer ripping. And who better to start things off than the Lick the Cat crew and Kelly Clark headlining Session One. LTC crew members, Sage Kotsenburg, Spencer Schubert, Zak Hale, Michael Wick, Ben Bilodeau, Blaze Kotsenburg, Max and Gus Warbington, and myself descended upon the glacier with the usual antics you’ve seen from the gang before: hot lapping, props, slashing, slamming, flipping, and having the best time possible. Not to mention the off hill activities, including a Dragon Alliance Instagram selfie contest, slack lining, a race to Cobra Dogs, HCSC’s famous two-tiered dodge ball, indoor roller skating, white water rafting, and many others. I believe some of the pros were even seen driving around in a Chevy Camaro with the top down in the rain. It wasn’t just the LTC crew having a good time, though. Campers were charging, learning new tricks, and getting after it. As well as all the diggers, coaches, and staff. You’ll have to wait for Jon Stark’s video magic in the Session One recap to see everything that went down. If Session One was any precursor for what’s to come, then this summer is bound to be one of the best yet.