Friday, June 3, 2011


Jim Shepard hoste us in our own mountain cabin for 3 days during a snowstorm. (Well, I am a Florida boy now, so I can call it that - but known to locals as flurries - just enough to keep us grounded in this beautiful place). Jim's daughter Chelsea celebrated a birthday to everyone's delight.

We took a couple of hikes up into the canyon behind our cabin. It was great to be hiking in the mountains again.

It finally cleared enough for a flight with Jim, and we were even rewarded with some soaring conditions.

Looking north up the Collegiate Range - Mt. Princeton, Yale, and Harvard.

After a little over an hour we headed back to another landing in 30kt winds. I praise the steerable tailwheel of the Phoenix every time I pull one of these landings off.

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