Steamboat Springs & Goblin Valley
April, 2016

We spent a few days in Steamboat Springs, Colorado visiting our granddaughters (Alexa & Haley) and their wonderful parents (Dan & Jill). The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (SSWSC) had their 2015/2016 Awards Ceremony the night that we arrived so we attended with the family. We saw several outstanding athletes and their coaches receive recognition for their hard work and dedication to their chosen discipline and to the success of the SSWSC. The best part of the awards was they weren't being recognized for winning. Always smiling and trying was recognized. Teaching the kids to support their friends and be happy for them too is important.

Our granddaughter, Alexa, was presented with the Bea Kirby Award which is given to the most improved female Nordic Jumper. We are so proud of her commitment to a sport that she has come to love.

The Steambaot area got several inches of snow on Friday. We were all happy to be heading to Utah for Spring Break and warmer weather. The next day we drove to Goblin Valley State Park. It's south of the town of Green River in the middle of nowhere. The perfect place to get away from it all. Our group included three other families - the Roses (Frank, Heather, Ava & Brynn), the Ayads (Sasha, Ann, Emmie & Anabel) and the Skinners (Erik, Heather, Brodie & Quinn).

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Alexa's Award for most
Improved Female Nordic Jumper

Alexa's Award for most
Improved Female Nordic Jumper
Photo by someone from SSWSC

Dan presenting an award
Photo by someone from SSWSC

New snow since
last night

Goblin Valley (Utah)


Goblin Valley SP
Our Yurt

Goblin Valley SP
View from our yurt

Goblin Valley SP
Alexa, Anabel & Ava

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins
Nancy, Sasha, Heather, Jill & Ann

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins
Nancy

Valley of Goblins
Chuck & Haley

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Little Wild Horse Canyon


Little Wild Horse Canyon
Haley, Jill, Alexa & Dan

Little Wild Horse Canyon
Nancy, Haley, Alexa & Chuck

Little Wild Horse Canyon
Brynn, Ava, Heather & Frank

Little Wild Horse Canyon
Sasha, Anabel, Ann & Emmy

Little Wild Horse Canyon

Little Wild Horse Canyon
Anabel, Ava, Haley & Jill

Little Wild Horse Canyon

Little Wild Horse Canyon

Little Wild Horse Canyon

Little Wild Horse Canyon
Anabel & Ava

Little Wild Horse Canyon
Haley

Little Wild Horse Canyon
Haley

Little Wild Horse Canyon
Frank, Nancy & Dan

Little Wild Horse Canyon

Little Wild Horse Canyon
Anabel & Ava

Little Wild Horse Canyon
Alexa

Little Wild Horse Canyon
Anabel
Heather Pink Rose

Little Wild Horse Canyon
Heather Pink Rose
playing peek-a-boo

Little Wild Horse Canyon
Frank & Heather

Little Wild Horse Canyon

Little Wild Horse Canyon

Little Wild Horse Canyon

Little Wild Horse Canyon

Campground & Valley of Goblins


Goblin Valley SP Campground
Looking for geodes

Goblin Valley SP Campground
Looking for geodes

Goblin Valley SP Campground
Looking for geodes

Goblin Valley SP Campground
Looking for geodes

Goblin Valley SP Campground
Looking for geodes

Goblin Valley SP Campground
Ann & Emmie

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins
Nancy

Valley of Goblins
flora

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins
Nancy

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins - Walrus?

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins
flora

Valley of Goblins

Valley of Goblins
Chuck

Rappelling


Going rappelling

Going rappelling

Snack time before rappelling

Quinn, Haley, Anabel, Ava & Alexa

Sasha, Brodie, Quinn & Brynn

Alexa

Brodie & Brynn

Emmie

Nancy

Rappelling
Demo by Dan

Rappelling - Anabel

Rappelling - Anabel

Rappelling - Anabel

Rappelling - Alexa

Rappelling - Alexa

Rappelling - Alexa

Rappelling - Alexa

Rappelling - Ava

Rappelling - Ava

Rappelling - Brynn

Rappelling - Brynn

Rappelling - Ann

Rappelling - Ann

Rappelling - Ann

Rappelling - Sasha

Rappelling - Sasha

Rappelling - Haley

Rappelling - Haley

Rappelling - Haley

Rappelling - Quinn

Rappelling - Quinn

Rappelling - Quinn

Rappelling - Quinn

Rappelling - Brodie

Rappelling - Brodie

Rappelling - Frank

Rappelling - Frank

Rappelling - Frank

Rappelling - Heather Skinner

Rappelling - Heather Skinner

Rappelling - Heather Skinner

Rappelling - Chuck

Rappelling - Chuck

Rappelling - Chuck

Rappelling - Nancy

Rappelling - Nancy

Rappelling - Nancy

Rappelling - Nancy

Flora

Lizard

Hiking Crack Canyon


Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon
The "A" tree
Ann, Ava, Anabel, Alexa

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon
Anabel, Alexa & Ava

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon
Heather Pink Rose

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon
Anabel & Ava

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon
Brynn & Anabel

Crack Canyon
Brynn

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon
Dan & Jill guiding Nancy

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon
Erik ready to make his move

Crack Canyon
Ann

Crack Canyon
Dan ready to catch Nancy

Crack Canyon
Nancy doing the Ann move

Crack Canyon
Nancy doing the Ann move

Crack Canyon
Nancy doing the last move
with support from Dan & Heather Skinner

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon
Brynn demonstrating her flexibility

Crack Canyon
Anabel, Brynn, Chuck,
Alexa, Ava & Haley

Crack Canyon
Heather & Frank

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon