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Amber the Cat, Empress of 811 Maroon Peak Circle, of whose realm we are the newest subjects. Actually she only rules the interior; if she went outside she’d be eaten by coyotes.
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The Teton Range from Jackson Hole (elevation 6,700’). In order of the traverse the peaks are (1) Teewinot 12,325’ (2) Unnamed 11,840’ (3) East Prong 12,000’ (4) Mount Owen 12,928’ (5) Grand Teton 13,770’ (6) Middle Teton 12,804’ (7) South Teton 12,514’ (8) Ice Cream Cone 12,400’ (9) Gilkey Tower 12,320’ (10) Spalding Peak 12,240’ (11) Cloudveil Dome 12,026’ (12) Nez Perce 11,901’.
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George and Kevin posing for a final photo before we headed back to Colorado. From L to R: Nez Perce, Middle Teton, Grand Teton, Owen and Teewinot.
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Martin and all the peaks of the Traverse.
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The view from the Climbers Ranch the next morning.
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Alex (centre right), her coach Elizabeth (wearing black) and the rest of her synchronized swimming team at our home before the trip.
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Rick, his girlfriend Tate Reed and Fran in Flagstaff, AZ, October 2011.
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Fran and Alex on the trail back from Gunsight Lake.
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Alas the skiing on the descent from Scott Duncan was a bit too steep for Dave. He was using Koflach mountaineering boots and took a nasty tumble, injuring his ankle when his binding didn’t release. Cyril taped him up and he was able to hobble the rest of the way back to the highway, but the next day his ankle had swollen to twice its normal size. It later turned out that he’d sustained a minor fracture.
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Kurt in front of the east face of James Peak. “Shooting Star” is the left-leaning snow gully that ends right at the summit.
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Martin climbing up snow slopes on the upper ridge.
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Kurt Mensch on the ski in to Chicago Basin.