Friday, December 29, 2006

Red Pine Tour

Went on a our to Red Pine Lake with Shay and Pete. Skiied down into a foul smelling inversion cloud.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Carraige Ride in downtown SLC

We went on a carraige ride around downtown SLC. It was really romantic but my father-in-law was sitting right across from me.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Xmas Eve

Mom got bundled up for a dog walk, a short dog walk. Mike and Kim (Kimmeee) came over to feast on the pizzas. One we made with Kim's legendary artichoke dip.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Junk show at Twin Lakes

Even in the backcountry you can get big crowds in the Wasatch. Here's a common sight for a Saturday (see pic). It pays to get up early.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Daisy goes to Canada

Rich and Senja were forced by Melissa to adopt a dog while they visited SLC. Maybe that should be a new rule for the house...if you stay with us then you have to rescue a dog from the shelter.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Early season skiing

Been going out a lot with John Malloy who recently moved here. We had a great dawn patrol breaking trail up Short Swing in Mill D. Lesson learned -- always wait for other people to go first to break trail.

Friday, September 15, 2006

HERA Climb for Life

Here's me at in Little Cottonwood Canyon for the 5th annual HERA Climb for Life event. I raised over $700 personally, and another $1000 from staff donations from my company Black Diamond. I had this shirt made for this event. Teal is the color for ovarian cancer awareness, and Grace Entress Lipani was my aunt who passed away in 1994. Today was our first climbing day, and the weather didn't really cooperate. We still had a great time.

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Ben and Claudia came from Montreal to Salt Lake, we had tons of fun climbing with them for a day. Oui Oui.

Ben is pulling down in the photo below.

Here is a photo of me bouldering in LCC.

Here is a picture of me in my Sicilia hat with my friend Kim at the Salt Lake Ferrogosto Italian festival. Posted by Picasa
The Italian flag flew at the Salt Lake Ferrogosto Italian fest. Kind of a bust. They ran out of meatballs and not a conolli in sight. I felt like AJ Soprano..."
f*%&in' meatbawls????" Posted by Picasa
Bouldering in Price Canyon.

Hanging out with Lisa and Traci in Ft. Collins. Lisa had a baby, Ella, I'm holding her in the photo below.
Jammin' at Jay and Traci's house with Cory, Erik, Traci, and Jay. Posted by Picasa

Hanging with Traci in Ft. Collins Posted by Picasa

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Big, long lock-offs on perfect stone-Hooters, V9, Joe's Valley. Posted by Picasa

Setting up for the big move on Hooters. Posted by Picasa

It's hard to focus this early in the morning. Posted by Picasa

Hooters, V9, Joe's Valley. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Sunrise Bouldering

Recently obsessed over yet another boulder problem, I tried desperately in vain, to bribe young impressionable high school and young college aged men to accompany me to Joe's Valley for a 5 am climbing session. I tried the usual ruses, beer, dinner, gas money, etc, in exchange for a good spot on my latest project, Hooters, a tall, thin, beautiful face in Joe's Valley. The 5 am part was a neccesity, given the rising temps in the Utah desert. I couldn't find anyone crazy enough to take me up on my generous offer, except for the best young impressionable, easily bribed young buck, my husband Adam. Off we went Saturday night to camp out, our first camping expedition since our year on the road ended in September. After no sleep, and a terrible case of nausea caused by waking up WAY too early, we, actually I, began my warm up at 5:30 am. As I struggled to warm up, I couldn't help but wonder whose rediculous idea this was. As the sun began to come up over the hills, I started to feel the beauty and the magic that the early morning quiet had to offer, and I sent the problem just after 7 am. It was an awesome experience, and I've decided that sunrise climbing is a great idea afterall.

The tools required to climb at 5:30 am. Posted by Picasa

Sunrise in Joe's Valley, UT Posted by Picasa

Saturday, June 10, 2006

This umbrella is quite lovely, really, it keeps my stripes from fading... Posted by Picasa

The site of many imbibings to come. Posted by Picasa

Hey Winn, the service is kind of slow around here, don't you think? Posted by Picasa