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Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2012 - 01:26pm PT
Wide Open Spaces make me happy! I love the photos, Kath... esp the POV shot of your boot and ski. ( I wanna cross country ski!) (Is that a cross country ski?!) (It's been high school since I've seen one, you need to learn me!)

~xoxoxo
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 13, 2012 - 01:56pm PT
Yeah. . . those are cross country, or Nordic skis. . . the kind that belong in machine groomed tracks. . . doing a thing called the Diagonal Stride:


These days you hear it called "Classic" skiing. . . personally I hate that. . . it's the diagonal stride. . . plain and simple. . .

:-)

. . . as opposed to skating. . . also done on machine groomed snow - without the deep grooves:


That was a pretty simple comparison. . . I could go on and on and on about the differences, but I'll save that for when you come to Montana and we spend a WEEK learning it all ON SNOW!

:-)



Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2012 - 02:27pm PT
You make my heart skip beats, Kath!!! ~xoxoxo
(Montana, I cannot WAIT to visit you!)


Here are the Min Pins, Karma and Phoebe
Karma
Karma
Credit: Leggs
Phoebe
Phoebe
Credit: Leggs

They had me at "Hello"

~Enjoy Life~

~peace, Leggs
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 13, 2012 - 02:51pm PT
Speakin' of trains

Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2012 - 06:02pm PT
hahhahahahhaha, Z... that video was rad! And the guitar ripped! I'm super pumped for rehearsal tonight now! Thank you!

Ohhh yes... trains.

Redlands, CA
Redlands, CA
Credit: Leggs
The tracks downtown <br/>
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photo by the brilliant A. Chapin ~ Don't Dare...
The tracks downtown

photo by the brilliant A. Chapin ~ Don't Dare Move Photography
Credit: Leggs
It was bound to happen.  High heels and I don't get along.   <br/>
 <br/>
Phot...
It was bound to happen. High heels and I don't get along.

Photo by A. Chapin
Credit: Leggs

~Peace!

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Dec 13, 2012 - 06:07pm PT
My dad loved trains too and one of my great but simple pleasures in life was to take him and my mom, with their grandkids, to play at the Sacramento train museum :-)

Been in there a dozen or more times myself. Bet I could give you a run for your tour guide money, Lisa Mae.

DMT
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 13, 2012 - 06:09pm PT
I hopped a freight one time, in Dunsmuir and got off in Roseville. . . hell, had I seen that aerial shot of the yard, before hand, I mighta shined it! I was too ScareDeeCatted to jump off the sucker while it was still moving (had on a huge pack full of climbing gear) and ended up having to walk through that whole yard. . . you wanna talk ScareDeeCat?

WHAT A PLACE!

Plus, it was 110F.

YIKES!

Screeeeeeeeeeeeeeechin' hot. . .all that steel . . .the smell of rust was overwhelming.

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeKat
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 13, 2012 - 07:40pm PT
Train tracks. . . ski tracks. . . they're all the same. . . check these out. This is Stillwater Mountain Lodge down by Whitefish. It's a really nice Nordic Center that runs out from their beautiful lodge into the Stillwater State Park.

Get this. . . 2/3 of the kilometers that they groom are open for you to take your doggies!

AND. . . on special nights, they light part of the trail system with luminarias.

HOW AWESOME IS THAT!

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Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2012 - 09:33pm PT
My dad loved trains too and one of my great but simple pleasures in life was to take him and my mom, with their grandkids, to play at the Sacramento train museum :-)

Been in there a dozen or more times myself. Bet I could give you a run for your tour guide money, Lisa Mae.

DMT


Hmphf. Born and raised in California, Craig ... I don't think so. ;)


~Leggs
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 09:38pm PT
F*#kin'-A, Kath, that is good stuff!!!!

I kinda like cutting new "cross-country" trails though. But I like the tracks too.

Cheers!
Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2012 - 09:39pm PT
Train tracks. . . ski tracks. . . they're all the same. . . check these out. This is Stillwater Mountain Lodge down by Whitefish. It's a really nice Nordic Center that runs out from their beautiful lodge into the Stillwater State Park.

Get this. . . 2/3 of the kilometers that they groom are open for you to take your doggies!

AND. . . on special nights, they light part of the trail system with luminarias.

HOW AWESOME IS THAT!

Speechless, writing from the desert...
that's pretty soothing, serene, and beautiful...

It's raining here in Tucson now... and it's lovely. The smell of Creosote is amazing ... the sound of fat rain drops
tumbling down...
Perhaps in some ways, it's why I stay.

Under the same moon... ~xx

Edit: Kath, I think there may be a good chance we are Hobo Sisters, separated at birth.
Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2012 - 05:26am PT
Good morning...
Ahhhhh... I love this young lady.
Miss Leila Lopez... the niece of my best friend, Lopez.



Enjoy Life... ~peace

(so pretty here this morning)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 14, 2012 - 05:58am PT
What a nice way to wake up!

She's darling!

ox
Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2012 - 06:14am PT
~xo

"Sea and the Mountainside"

(Leila and C.B Merrill)





~Enjoy Life
~peace
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 14, 2012 - 07:20am PT
Right now. . .

High atop the drumlin in the deep northwoods!
High atop the drumlin in the deep northwoods!
Credit: eKat
Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2012 - 08:34am PT
THAT is beautiful and so peaceful, Kath. Thank you.

The house I'm watching has 360 degree views of Tucson and the surrounding mountains. It was wonderful to watch the soft, airy, clouds of the morning slowly turn pink at sunrise. And as I drove from the West Side to the South Side for work, the smallest pocket of blue presented itself, making my already huge smile even bigger.

Not to mention some kickass songs played on our community station, KXCI, on my drive in... Lovely start to my work day... AND, I think I get off work by early, instead of late ...as I have 4 days this week.

Enjoy Life... and share your joy!

~peace, Leggs
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Dec 14, 2012 - 08:42am PT
Kath, thanks for postin the pic of Stillwater. I will have to check it out.
eKat

Trad climber
ecokath.com
Dec 14, 2012 - 08:51am PT
10b. . . the place is really nice. The owners are serious Nordic skiers and dedicated to grooming it beautifully. . . and their lodge (resort accomodations) is remarkable!

http://stillwatermtnlodge.com/index.php

eKat

Trad climber
ecokath.com
Dec 14, 2012 - 08:52am PT
Leggs, darlin'. . . glad your housesitting gig is good. . . sounds like it's in a beautiful place!

:-)
Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2012 - 10:36am PT
Thanks Kath :)

I just checked out the link you provided... nice prices for what you get.
Hmmmm....


~Enjoy Life!

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