Saturday, March 29, 2008

Thank You Mongols!

Thanks to the Mongolians and namadic people of the steppes we were able to enjoy a great over nighter at the yurt! The yurt design is actually pretty close to what an authentic yurt from the steppes of Asia looks like . . . though I don't think the ones there would be surrounded by quite so many hills and trees. It's amazing that one peoples form of shelter can be anothers form of recreation!

One of my good friends from high school, Jana, was able to come . . . here she is enjoying some music and relaxation on the bunks. Because of the recent spring weather the snow has been melting durning the day and freezing at night, which gave us a good foundation to go exploring off trail last night. We woke up this morning to about two inches of fresh snow and a beautiful sunrise. But soon, as we ate breakfast, the clouds came in and dumped two or three more inches of snow on us only to disappear for our hike out. To dad's dismay the fresh snow was extreemly sticky and difficult to ski on.
Yet again we had a wonderful adventure . . .

Avery, Dad, and myself on the bridge.

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