New Years Day was sunny and warm. So we got out for another family ski day.
Tracy ripping her skins off (using an advanced technique by leaving her skis on)
Enjoying a sunny day
Conquered the mountains, again!
Who had fun?
We went for another family backcountry ski tour, in Albion Basin, Alta, Utah. And, again, everyone had a lot of fun.
Enjoying our second family backcountry skiing day. If you look closely, you can see Suicide Chute (which I skied last week) in the background, between the trees
Here’s some quick photo’s from the baby’s first time ever backcountry skiing. We climbed up Albion Basin, Alta, Utah. Everyone had a lot of fun…and no one cried. We also shot some video, so I’ll add that once I get it compiled.
At the trailhead (Albion Basin), about to begin our big adventure
Working our way up hill, and enjoying the ride
At the top, taking a little break before we ski down
We made it back safe and sound. Everyone had a good time
Chilling after skiing
There was a little bunny hopping around our neighborhood, this Halloween.
This weekend, I’m finally back in town, with no competitions. So, we headed up to Shauna’s to get in some herding practice. It was fun because Tracy and the baby came along.
You’ll notice, lots of my pictures of Kate are in the sheep’s watering tubs. Because its how the dogs cool off between runs, and typically one of the few times Kate sits still long enough for me to snap her picture. This weekend Kate was funny, because the tubs are put away for the winter…but, Kate crammed herself into this little bucket
She got all four legs into the bucket
After practice, we ran over to Willard Bay to let the dogs swim and play.
On odd numbered days, you can have you dogs off leash in Millcreek Canyon. Since it was the 7th, we loaded up the family and went for a hike on the Big Water trail system (the same trail where I sprained my ankle…but no injury, this time).
Enjoying a late summer day
Harper is cooling off in the creek
Taking a quick break
Harper in action, with us in tow
Kate and Harper in action
Today was a little overcast, with a few sprinkles of rain; but it didn’t deter us from hiking up Snowbird. We hiked up the Peruvian side (about three and half miles with 2800 feet of climbing) and then rode the Tram down.
Ready for the big hike
Mount Superior in the background
Tracy with Mount Superior in the background. Tracy conquered and skied Mount Superior on January 2, 2011. Today, its just her souvenir in the background
Another of Tracy in front of Mount Superior. This time the Tram made it in the picture, too
We made it! Dark skies overhead as we load up to ride the Blue Tram down from Hidden Peak (11,000 ft)
Twin Peak is in the background, as the Tram departs
First time on the Snowbird Tram (of many to come)
Pointing out were she wants to ski, Snowbird’s Cirque
Post hike nap. Safe and sound back in the car, heading home