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Monday, December 14, 2009

Weather and avalanche conditions hinder rescue efforts

Illumination Saddle, Mount Hood, OR. Photo: Portland Mountain Rescue

Weather and avalanche conditions are hindering a search today for two overdue climbers on Mt. Hood in Oregon. On Saturday, December 12, members of the Portland Mountain Rescue (PMR) discovered three sets of tracks. Following the tracks near Illumination Saddle led them to discover the body of one overdue climber, Luke Gullenburg, 26, who appeared to have fallen from higher on Reid Headwall. Efforts to search higher on the mountain were frustrated by unstable, avalanche-prone snow conditions.

On Sunday, December 13, snow conditions again hindered ground-based searching on the upper mountain. Air-based searches were conducted by Civil Air Patrol and the Oregon Army National Guard.

Today PMR reports plans to send two reconnaissance teams to assess conditions and possibly climb the South Side route, which the missing climbers had indicated was their planned route of descent. Katie Nolan, 29, and Anthony Vietti, 24 are the missing hikers. Friends and family continue to pray for their safety.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Girl's Arizona Adventure: Fish Pedicure?

Adventure girls who love to fish are trying something new this angling season: pedicures done by small, finned friends. Yes, stick your phalanges in the pedicure bath and LIVE fish eat away the dead skin between your toes, around your toenails or on your heels.

You won't be able to angle these fish from your local lake or reservoir. Nope, these tiny fish -- Garra Ruffa to be specific -- are imported from Turkey and look similar to the small fish you would see in your dentist's aquarium. Friendly, kind and persistent dry skin eaters. Yum!

Clients enjoy the relaxing "lip" massage and one adventure girl reported that even her husband commented on her soft feet after a Spa Fish Treatment.

Now we adventure girls have a new meaning to the sign posted "Gone Fishin'" on our office door.

Girls' Adventure Guide tip: In the Phoenix, AZ area, fisher women can get the specialty treatment and an Arizona Adventure all rolled into one at Spa Fish. Check out their monthly pedicure specials at Coupons.

Spa Fish / La Vie Nails & Spa
(NW Corner Ray & Val Vista Behind Discount Tire)
Mon. – Sat. 9:30AM - 7:00PM
Sunday 10AM – 5PM
1534 E. Ray Rd. Suite 117 , Gilbert, AZ 85296
(480) 899-9889
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