5.31.2008

The great outdoors

The best thing about winter being over (besides thawing out, of course) is being to enjoy the great outdoors. Utah has a great springtime. One of my goals in coming back to America is to take advantage of all the sweet things in and around Utah. One of my sneaky ways of getting outside is taking this Ventures of Outdoor Leadership class. It's in the Recreation Management College and is, more or less, How to be a Good YM/YW Leader. Included in the class was Intro SCUBA lessons, canoeing, and an all-expense paid trip to Moab. Here's my class, after a morning mountain bike ride:At the delicate arch:





I was amazed at how well the Delicate Arch lived up to the expectations set by the Utah State license plates. If you look real close, I'm in this one on the left.




















When you lay down under the arch (top) the clouds moving behind the top of the arch (bottom) make it feel like you're moving.

















Another cool arch




There was a cool climbing/rappelling wall (that's me suspended in the air)
















And here on the home front, in Springville:


Out shooting with Steve, Jason and that guy with his back to the camera.

I am physically incapable of flicking my wrist the right angle to release the clay pigeon from the launcher. I think it's that same flick you use to make a frisbee really soar. I'm worse at pigeon launching than I am at frisbee, which is pretty bad.




And I probably shouldn't be allowed to hold a gun. I DID hit one of the clay pigeons, though. Once.

4 comments:

Tom & Heather said...

Kami, you're so cool! Looks like fun. I can't believe you hit a clay pigeon - that does not sound easy at all.

Allison said...

Hey Kami,
Your brother is serving in our ward here in Florida. Small world. He bore his testimony in church yesterday so the ward could get to know him better. :)

Allison said...

Hey Kami,
Your brother is serving in our ward here in Florida. Small world. He bore his testimony in church yesterday so the ward could get to know him better. :)

Allison said...

whoops! It sent twice. oh well.