Monday, March 8, 2010

Back in Squamish

We made it home from our trip safe and sound and are back into our Squamish work (and preschool) routines. The trip home was fairly uneventful and we were suprised at how little traffic there was getting into Vancouver or up to Squamish considering it was the afternoon of the closing ceremonies. No problems at all...

Last weekend was beautiful in Squamish so we got out and climbed in the Smoke Bluffs and saw lots of our friends. If all goes well, we'll go down to Smith Rock this weekend with Rob Price. The weather will be the determining factor.

Here are some random pictures from our trip with captions included. Enjoy...

The view of the cliff from the lake below. We spent a few afternoons relaxing on the shore in the sun while Elise collected dozens of freshwater clam shells.

Elise posing with a crayfish she and I found in the shallows near the shore of the lake. She did not want to touch it - I don't blame her.

The cliff where we spent most of our climbing days.

Waterfall off the middle of the cliff.

Elise and Daddy "cuddling" at the cliff.

A climber on Fugitive. Note the pad around her thigh. Climbers use their knees (and thighs) to jam behind large blocks on this cliff. It can provide a rest in the middle of a very steep and exhausting climb.

Elise posing in our cottage with the mask she made at the library storytime. It was very entertaining when she would run around the cottage naked with nothing but the mask on.

Our little hiker. She has become much more capable at walking distances which is a relief to my aching back.

A limestone cavern we explored on a rest day hike.

Elise in front of the cavern.

Elise posing in front of some flowering bushes near our hotel in Jamestown. She and I went for a really nice hike one evening, played at the train museum and finished with a good playground session at the local elementary school.

Elise posing in front of an old shed in Jamestown.

Elise and mommy relaxing in the sun by the creek near the climbing area.

Their were lots of horses in the fileds leading up the cliff.

Elise watching a movie on her iPod at the cliff.

Orange lichen covered the rocks...

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