On Monday May 9th I took a bus tour from Las Vegas to the west rim of the Grand Canyon. The two major stops on the trip were Eagle Point, home of the Grand Canyon Skywalk, and Guano Point.
I brought my Pentax Kx Camera with a variety of lenses. My plan was to make a series of Panorama photos using Adobe Lightroom.
The Grand Canyon West Rim is on the Hualapai Indian Reservation. They also operate the Skywalk observation platform at Eagle Point. I chose not to go on the Skywalk since you are not allowed to go on the Skywalk with your cell phone or camera. Instead I took photos from Eagle Point and Guano Point.
The views from Eagle Point are pretty good with views looking to the east.
As part of my February 2022 vacation I spent a few days at Killington for some mid-week skiing. I was able to get a room at the Mountain Inn, which is near the top of the access road right next to the ski resort. I had wanted to stay there for years. Killington Distillery is in the same building as the hotel. The hotel has a ski locker room and a free shuttle to the Killington base lodge. The also have an outdoor heated pool!
They also have a nice patio with picnic tables and a fire pit plus a great view of the ski resort.
Since I did not have to drive I was looking forward to relaxing at the bar. As I mentioned, there is a distillery onsite.
They have some fantastic craft cocktails made from the Killington Distillery products.
I tried the Blackberry Bourbon Sour and loved it!
I loved that they had a fire pit outside. The weather and temperature was pretty good for winter and I had a fire nearby. It was nice watching the lights from the grooming machines going up and down the trails at Killington.
The Mountain Inn also has an outdoor heated pool. I did not use it during the first night of my stay on Sunday but I sure did Monday evening after skiing.
This was my first ski trip of the season so I was happy to take a couple warm up runs on the Snowshead trail.
My sister and nephew joined me for the day. We had some great runs on Ramshead, Snowdon, Killington Peak, Sky Peak and even a run down the Great Eastern to the Skyship Base. We had lunch at the summit lodge, which was nice. The place has lots of windows and some great views.
The weather on Tuesday was strange. It warmed up over night and the whole mountain was covered in snow fog. Since the visibility was so bad I did several runs on Showshead, which was fogged in but it was good enough to ski.
It cleared up first around the top of the Snowshead trail but rest of the ski area was fogged in. Once the fog burned off some snow flurries came through, which made visibility better but not perfect.
I eventually went back over to Ramshead mountain and did a bunch of runs on Easy Street and Caper.
Wednesday morning was beautiful and sunny. Before leaving I was able to get some beautiful photos of the mountain with my Pentax Kx camera. Below is Killinton peak and the K1 summit lodge.
Below is the Snowshead trail. Although it’s the easy training trail for the resort, I like it since it’s a nice relaxing ski with a great view.
Below is a photo of the Superstar lift and trail.
This is a panorama of Ramshead, Snowdon, Killington over to Skypeak and the Snowshead trail.