Another packed day here in Sun Valley with a lot of photos capturing the fun so I’m going to keep the writing to a minimum and get straight to the good stuff….

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Last night’s dinner by Rena, Carl, Brian and Greg. Enchiladas and they were AWESOME!

Today we did a double pole around Sun Valley/Ketchum in the morning, ending on Warm Springs Rd where the kids hopped in the van for finish the last 6.5 miles up to the hot springs.

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Heading east near Sun Valley Resort.

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Margo gets more comfortable on her rollerskis everyday. Hard to believe that she’s only been at it for a year (she joined us when we came back from this camp last fall)!

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Greg putting some power into some soft poles (he broke a ferrule so he borrowed some team poles). 

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The boys like poling in sync….

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In sync with some snowless alpine trails in the background.

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Margo, Olivia and Colin working on some technique near the start of the ski.

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Rena heading out past Sun Valley Resort.

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TK working on staying relaxed

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Most of the boys near the beginning of the ski.

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Now heading west toward the hot springs and the end of the paved section of Warm Springs Rd.

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Brian leading Carl. 

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TK doing some interesting looking double poling…..At least he makes it look good!

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Brian trying to catch the front train heading into the Sawtooth National Forest.

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Charlie….happier today with warm hands!

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Skiing through the neighborhoods.

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A little downhill….Carl’s face makes it look scarier than it was!

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Pack skiing.

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At the end of the pavement we did some sprint starts to finish out the ski. Here’s Rena, Carl, Charlie and Margo.

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Tanner, Olivia, Brian and TK.

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Greg (far side), Walker (red tights) Elliot (white) and Nick.

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Margo…always smiling!

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And Charlie…learning to ham it up for the camera. 

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Olivia leading Carl and Margo (who’s dancing in the background?)! 

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Hot springs!

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As we had yesterday, the crew made good use of the cold river water for recovery. TK won the grand prize for longest stay in the cold section. He was shaking with blue lips when he finally gave in and returned to the hot spring to warm up.

This afternoon we joined the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF) group for a warmup and some intervals, though we got to our intervals before they did as we had warmed up before they were ready to go.

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Part of the crew heading out onto the single track that we followed for our L3 uphill running intervals.

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The other half of the crew getting going. 

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Brian leading TK, Tanner and a couple of SVSEF girls.

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Olivia and Margo climbing.

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Nick leading Rena, Elliot, Walker and Greg.

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Charlie working hard between making faces at the camera.

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Carl climbing.

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Walker and Greg.

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Nick leading Rena.

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Part of the crew heading back toward the van…lots of smiles and laughing!

Before heading home we made a quick stop in town for some snacks and a trip to the Gold Mine, arguably one of the best thrift stores on earth.

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Greg and Carl modeling some sweet shades. 

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Tanner, TK and Elliot all came home with some sweet new alpine apparel….

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Greg, TK and Elliot modeling on the deck. Too funny!

Tanner, Elliot, Nick and Olivia are making us pizza right now then it’s on to packing and cleaning before we head out for West Yellowstone tomorrow. The weather forecast has been improving by the day and we’re feeling more confident that we’ll be on snow within the week. Fingers crossed!

Get your snow dancing going….we want to ski!

Stay tuned for pictures and stories from our big move to Montana tomorrow!

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