So as nearly all my initial plans tend to do, the scope grew in size and enthusiasm until we had about a 10 day agenda which included ice climbing in Ouray, (of course NOT during the festival) skiing in Telluride and mountain biking in either Fruita or Moab. The time came and we were off!
|Traversing the frozen Nevada desert|
|Thawing out in Moab at the Slickrock trailhead.|
|Box Canyon Lodge, highly recommend!|
|Ah! decisions, decisions!|
I guess ice season is somewhat fixed. We happen to be there at the same time as a climbing buddy from years ago and his lovely daughter.
|Mark & Jessica|
|Joannie with Janet, Deb and Heather|
|Joannie, pickin' and grinin'|
|Leading some lame WI3-|
|Since we knew where he was going, we prayed for his safe arrival!|
Well my skiing has suffered greatly over the last couple years of not skiing. We decided another day of ice climbing was in order!
|I did some rope soloing and Joannie pounded out a couple laps.|