November 24th, 2011 | Comments Off on Happy US Thanksgiving – Deer Valley – Skiing on Grass

Well there hasn’t been any new snow for a while, but we decided to go check out an early season spot where we could take the pups touring with us.  Let’s just say the dogs had a great day out.

check some photos of skiing on grass

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November 24th, 2011 | Comments Off on Always buckle up

Alex and Rumple - ready to go skiing

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November 14th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Today my friend Rose (a Life Flight Nurse) got me hooked up to be a “victim” during hoist training of the Life Flight crew. She, Kathy (the paramedic that hooked me up), the other nurses and the pilots were awesome. It was SO fun, and I can’t thank Rose and the entire Life Flight team enough.

I took a ton of photos, as did Rose – click the Details button to see a select group of photos, ALL of the photos, and maybe even a short video (once I put one together)

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November 13th, 2011 | Comments Off on First Day of the Season

It’s hard to believe Alta wasn’t open with the number of people there.  It was truly insane.  A good crew (I think our crew consisted of Adam, Ryan, Christian, Courtney, Jason, Christine, Jay, B-rad, Ari and me) met at B-rad’s for a quick breakfast and headed up – for what was the first tour for many of us – of the season.  It was full-on winter up there, blustery and windy – but a few inches of medium density snow made the turns on the way down super fun.  One lap was enough for most of us – my knee and elbow are still not 100% – so it was back home, and unloading the skis in the driveway in shorts and a sweatshirt.  Crazy Utah weather.

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November 13th, 2011 | Comments Off on Dr. Magali Lequient has moved

Our good friend, and Rumple’s vet, Dr. Magali Lequient, has moved to a new clinic.  In an effort to let all of our friends and her clients know, I’m posting here to spread the word. So if you’re furry friends need some attention, head to White Pine Veterinary Clinic and ask to see Dr. Lequient.

Mag, or Dr. L. as she is known (because people have a hard time with her last name) is a top notch vet who is thorough, compassionate, and treats every patient with care as if her own.  She goes above and beyond the call of duty as has been proven time and time again working with Rumple.  When Mag isn’t helping keep our pets healthy, she’s out crushing all the boys in the mountains.

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November 6th, 2011 | Comments Off on Hiking Mt. Aire

It snowed about 10″ over the weekend – not quite time to get the boards out, but time to take the pups for a fun hike in the snow.  Magali and I took Rumple and Millie on a great hike up Mt. Aire in Millcreek.  Needless to say, the pups had a blast.  Plus Mag and I got in a little beacon practice, and as Mag said to me, “it’s a good thing we did some beacon practice, you needed it!”

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November 4th, 2011 | Comments Off on Tom and Steph Hore

My two favorites.

I was at a party tonite – and Tom Hore was complaining that people keep finding him on my website, from a trip we did almost 10 years ago to the desert… and he didn’t want people to find photos of him on any website.  So what did I do?  Put him and his lovely wife Steph on the front page.  I’m sure he’s psyched.

and here is the link to the trip we did years ago – just to double-rub-it-in


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November 2nd, 2011 | Comments Off on Ellen in Europe

Ellen here – Just back from a great trip to Europe.  I visited my sister Heidi and her family near Bordeaux, my wonderful friends Kate and Howard and young Tobin who live in southern France, did some really good rock climbing with Sarah, Juan and Rosa, and of course enjoyed amazing food and wine.  My favorite climbing areas were Collegats, Tres Ponts and Terradets though I must say that in general all the climbing in Spain and France is simply incredible.

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