Thursday, April 23, 2009

More Arches Pics

Arches rock formations

More beautiful Arches scenery

Taking a break to enjoy the view with friends

On the trail

Pretty amazing

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Landscape Arch!

Awesome volunteers!

Beautiful scenery at Arches NP

The whole crew

Cooking dinner, including the infamous block of hamburgers!

Arches trip 2009!

Despite the cold, windy weather in Green River, everyone who participated in the Common Ground trip to Arches had an AMAZING time. Everyone enjoyed the first night we spent huddled around the fire for warmth. Talking and telling jokes, we all got to know each other better. After a few bumps in the road during the wee hours of that first night, we were off enjoying some of the most beautiful scenery on the country! We visited Balancing Rock and also went on a three-mile hike to Landscape Arch. The path was bumpy, going up and down hills, but everyone supported each other and everyone made it to the base of that 306-foot-long arch! That night we built up the fire and everyone enjoyed roasting marshmallows. Saturday was the nicest day we had, and the weather put everyone in an even better mood! When it was time to go, most everybody wanted to stay longer, but unfortunately we had to head home!


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ski 2009 Photos

Merlin got his ski picture from last season on his new debit card. That's dedication to your sport!

The entire Rigby family poses with Spencer - a ski bum in the making!

Kristen and Annie with a Beav at Beaver Mountain!

2009 Adaptive Ski Season a HUGE Success!

Thank you and congratulations to everyone involved in the 2009 adaptive ski program! Once again, we had our most successful adaptive ski season ever! We taught 115 adaptive lessons, including 30 youth on school ski days, and we could not have done it without the support of our skiers, volunteers, and community. We were thrilled to see some of our skiers skiing with their families for the first time ever! For others, the snow will have to melt away before they stop dreaming of "just one more day" on the mountain. A huge thank you also goes out to The Gibney Family Foundation who provided the generous grant to help our ski program really get off the ground the past couple of seasons. Thanks also to the wonderful folks at Beaver Mountain for all of your support and to Powder Mountain and Snowbasin for your generosity. Common Ground is looking forward to having another incredible adaptive ski season next year, so keep up that enthusiasm for the 2009-10 season!