While Terry and I are in the west managing the sun and 85 degree temps Steve and Dave are getting it done on Mt Washington. This past weekend was definitely a winter type experience on Mt Washington complete with howling winds and 3 inches of new snow. Steve and Dave ventured into the Gulf of Slides area and skied 5 runs in the south bowl and a few numbered gullys. The skiing was very good  and from the smiles on there faces it looks tike a very fun time.

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MMG guide Steve enjoying the spring skiing!!!

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Views out of the gulf area.

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Dave getting ready for some turns!!!

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Skinning, climbing and switchbacks all lead to the perfect run.

Thanks to Dave and Steve.

Springtime awakens!!!

Our good friend Margie and niece Alyssa made time to visit Terry and I in the Red Rock Canyon area. There is so much to do in the Red Rock area so we did not have any idle time on our hands. Right off the planes we ventured out into the canyons to hike, to climb on the soft sandstone and to bask in the desert sun.

Margie arrived first – coming from the long winter in the Seattle area she was ready for the warm weather activities. Terry and Margie had a lot to catch up on as its been two years since our last get together. Boy how time flys.

Alyssa came in next and turned us on to Yoga on the Rocks. As an advanced yogi shen was able to demonstrate advanced inversion poses both on a rope and on the smooth slabs on rock at the base of the climbs. We in turn gave her some guidance on the stone. Alyssa picked up the transitions from ground yoga  poses to the rock movements on a vertical wall with ease.

The coolness of the morning air drew us out to the desert for hikes. The early morning light, long shadows,  brought a beautiful beginning to each day .

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Margie, Terry and I at the Bellagio Resort viewing the fabulous display of spring flowers.

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Margie getting reaquainted with the sandstone climbs – Red Rocks.

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Alyssa starting off with ease on a 5.9 route at Conundrum Crag.

 

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Alyssa – Shredding all Fear!!!

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These poses requires focus, balance, power, and grace.

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Early morning wake up hike.

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Terry – Art

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Great times with good friends and family.

Thanks Margie and Alyssa for putting some extra spring into our trip.

Art & Terry