Baby’s Second Day Skiing

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

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

Baby’s First Day Skiing

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

At the trailhead (Albion Basin), about to begin our big adventure

Working our way up hill, and enjoying the ride

Working our way up hill, and enjoying the ride

At the top, taking a little break before we ski down

At the top, taking a little break before we ski down

We made it back safe and sound.  Mom and baby both had a good time

We made it back safe and sound. Everyone had a good time

Chilling after skiing

Chilling after skiing

Sheep Herding Practice at Shauna’s

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 sit 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

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

She got all four legs into the bucket

After practice, we ran over to Willard Bay to let the dogs swim and play.

After practice, we ran over to Willard Bay to let the dogs swim and play.

Baby Hike in Millcreek

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

Enjoying a late summer day

Harper is cooling off in the creek

Harper is cooling off in the creek

Taking a quick break

Taking a quick break

Harper in action, with us in tow

Harper in action, with us in tow

Kate and Harper in action

Kate and Harper in action

Baby Hike up Snowbird

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

Ready for the big hike

Mount Superior in the background

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

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

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)

We made it! Dark skies overhead as we load up to ride the Blue Tram down from Hidden Peak (11,000 ft)

Twin Peak in the background, as the Tram departs

Twin Peak is in the background, as the Tram departs

First time on the Snowbird Tram (of many to come)

First time on the Snowbird Tram (of many to come)

Pointing out were she wants to ski, Snowbird's Cirque

Pointing out were she wants to ski, Snowbird’s Cirque

Post hike nap.  Safe and sound back in the car, heading home

Post hike nap. Safe and sound back in the car, heading home