We met Phil while working at Okemo, he was a bellman in the evenings after spending his days instructing kids skiing. He started coming to hang out with us at Forest Echo, exploring the property together and even let us use his shower in town when our water lines froze for FIVE weeks that winter. We got to hang out at his family's New Hampshire lake cabin that summer, but then he moved to Utah and we hadn't seen him for over two years when he arrived after an 11+ hour drive from Park City.
We had a great time reconnecting with him, making some new memories and got some good hiking in. Luke especially loved having a person asleep in the living room to wake up each morning ;-)
At Kamiak Butte in Washington (this is the hill that we see from our deck) --
At Coeur d'Alene Lake --