Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mountain Mushroom Festival

Since my time living in the town to the north, I've wanted to attend the Mountain Mushroom Festival in Irvine, KY. Sunday I got my chance!
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In the center of town, an old tree was crafted into a giant Morel Mushroom!
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We arrived just as the festival was opening, and pursued the many booths. The man below was milling corn into grit with steam:
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There weren't any morels too be found (they were $90/lb and only one booth was selling them raw) but got to 'hunt' for them in a small terrarium, saw people showing off pics of their forage to each other and purchased some shiitake and oyster mushrooms.
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Saturday, April 23, 2016

A Saturday at Global Village

Rolled into Lady Slipper at 12:45, just as the group of 20 HS students were heading out, so it was a nice quiet afternoon which we were able to squeeze in a good number of climbs.
Andy leading Casual Viewing:
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Matt leading Vision:
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Mike snapping away:
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Andying finishing the day on Kentucky Pinstripe:
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View from the top as the sun was starting to go down:
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Monday, April 18, 2016

First New River Gorge trip of 2016

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Stayed in a 70's-tastic cabin of a friend:
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Hit up the 3rd Buttress at the Meadows:
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Danielle's first day climbing outside:
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Showed her how cragging is really done:
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Headed to Sandstonia at Bubbba City for day two:
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Ladies out numbered the men for this adventure!
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This is what happens when you don't wash your rope:
This is what happens when you don't wash your rope...
Walked out during the golden hour:
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Monday, April 11, 2016

Back at Left Flank

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Started the season at Fortess and headed back after Mike's Birthday Bash!
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Hey! There's me!
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First day of climbing in year 70 for Mike! Sweatin' bourbon!
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Saturday, April 09, 2016

Mike's 70th Birthday Bash

My climbing partner of 13+ years turned 70!IMGP3756
So we threw a party at Joe's cabin at the Red River Gorge
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I brought the bubbles: (photo from Jennifer Morgan Photography)
Photos by Jenny Morgan
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Karen made the cake!
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Jenny setting up the group pic:
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And the awesome shot she took:
Photos by Jenny Morgan
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