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France, Vail, and more 14ers

More news from France this morning: the French are frustrating. Surprise right? The residence has about 2000 Euros (3000 US Dollars) of my money and can't guarantee me a studio for my stay starting in September unless I also pay for July, even though I won't be there in July at all. Since that makes sense and all... I guess for now I'll just take it for what it's worth and hope that I have one in September since it sounds like they have availability, they just own't guarantee it with all the money I've sent.

Vail. Can't wait. Spoken to my boss a few times this week and the house sounds great and the living arrangements sound pretty good too. Only downside is my roomate is moving in first and will probably snag the queen bed and leave me with the twin. Guess I'll just have to go camping more often then right? Speaking of Vail, there's a winter storm warning for the next day or so up there with up to 18" of snow forecasted. So much for it being the month of May! Can't complain when you live in Colorado though. View the weather forecast and model here: http://chofwx.com/f19b0 Luckily, I think most of the precipitation is going to fall north of Buena Vista and won't leave too much down there, which is great news for the 14ers roadtrip I'm planning in two weeks.

14ers. Trip Reports and Conditions Reports are looking great on 14ers.com. Right now everything points towards Shavano, Tabaguache, and Princeton as doable on the trip based on reports. I spent an hour or two last night reading through Roach's book researching routes as well to ensure I'm properly educated and prepared for these hikes. Here's a look at Shavano and Tabaguache from over the weekend: (http://14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=9927) My boss in Vail seemed fine with my idea so my plan is to move in up there 6/2, hiking 6/3-6/7 or 6/8, start work 6/9. Couldn't be any more excited for this trip or this internship. Hoping some of my friends out there will be able to make this trip or parts of it with me and hang, but I'm looking forward to some solo time too.

Until next time, check out this ridiculously bad ass Trip Report from Pyramid Peak this weekend! Mad props to this guy for biking, hiking, climbing, and skiing a Class 4 14er all in one day!! http://14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=9929

Posted by la vita bella 08:14 Archived in USA Tagged france ski hike bike vail 14ers shavano tabaguache princeton buena_vista

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