The next day we got up early and headed up to Baker. We just happend to miss packing a lunch so we stopped at a store on the way. I saw some roses there, but Jamie was with me so I couldn't buy one. As we went back to the car I mentioned to Jamie that we forgot to get some fruit and graciously volunteered to go back and get some. I was able to go back, get a rose (and some fruit) and return to the car without Jamie suspecting a thing.
We got to Baker and skied until the afternoon. At that point I suggested to Jamie that we stop in the middle of one our favorite runs, Razorhone Canyon, and have a cookie break. Jamie was cold and wanted to go inside. After some persistance I convinced her to stop. I took off my pack and pulled out a cookie for Jamie. She was not that impressed. I then took out the rose (intact) and she was very surprised. Finally, I got on my knee and presented the ring. She was surprised and very very excited. Oh, and she also said "Yes".
December 19, 2000