It seems I have dropped the ball on updating Tumblr. I apologize!! To make up for this, here is a nice long collage of photos from the past few days. Many of them are of the epic Mt. Timpanogos climb last Sunday. About 20 miles, 11,780 ft. above sea level at the summit, 9 hour hike. Majestic scenery, mountain goats, meadows of wild flowers, waterfalls, a glacier fed lake at 10,000 ft… And then, there was a snowpack of death, loose rock beds, thousand foot cliff drops, and a “tight rope” walk across the ridge line to the summit. It was quite the adventure. Still can’t believe it happened.
Mike Reynolds, Steve Ansell, Hanna, my boyfriend Tyler as well as myself went on this hike. Special shout out to Steve’s parents who made it to the 2nd waterfall- his Mother is 83 yrs old and Father is 90 yrs old! Hikers for life. Incredible.
The rest of the gang went with Peter Zazofsky on a fun water rafting adventure and then took a nice trip to Sundance. I have no pictures from that yet, but I will post them once I do.
So much has happened this past week. Lots of rehearsing, rehearsing and then more rehearsing. It is crazy that the trip is almost over. We had our last condo rehearsal a couple hours ago. The run through was not perfect, which only means we will rock in tomorrow’s concert! right? We are more excited than anything. The concert is being recorded, thankfully, and we will be receiving a copy to share with friends and family, if anyone is interested…
We will miss it here, but excited to return to our normal lives, back to reality. We miss our homes, our family, friends, coffee shops down the street, walking distances… I think we all miss our cars the most! Grocery shopping has been such a pain in the butt! In any case, it will be nice to come back to reality in lovely Chicago. School is just around the corner! We begin our graduate residency at Norther Illinois University at the end of this month. I think we are going to be in great shape after this festival. Already we have grown so much within these past three weeks, it is unimaginable how much we will grow in these next two years! Looking forward to it! :)
Big concert of the festival tomorrow afternoon. St. Lukes, Park City, UT, 1:00. Be there if you can! ;)
p.s more pictures, other than mountains and myself, to come!