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Sunday, August 11, 2013

 

At the No Barriers Conference



Sendero Group and HIMS teamed up to provide a GPS clinic at the No Barriers conference in Telluride Colorado this past weekend.  We recorded 18 points of interest around the Mountain Village including one at the Diggity's Dogg hotdog restaurant.  Our guide dogs, representing 3 schools all converged on Diggity's Doggs as their favorite location, just ahead of the grass outside the Peaks Resort Hotel.
Gena, Mike and Scott Hegle ready to explore with Sendero GPS 
The Mountain Village is a very accessible place for a blind person after you jump through the hoops to fly to Denver, then Montrose and then take a 90 minute shuttle to the resort.

Guide dogs waiting for their next adventure in front of Diggity's Doggs restaurantA 17 minute Gondola connects the Village to the town of Telluride. At the top of the Gondola are nice flat hiking trails, ski trails in the winter.
The town of Telluride has lots of shops and restaurants.  My favorite was
221 Oak just outside the Telluride Gondola station.

Mike and Gena with Colorado mountains in the backgroundSaturday night, we were treated to live music by the Washington band, Three Together, a wonderful harmonic throw-back to the '70s with Crosby Stills, Nash and Young and many more.

We had unusual thunder storms in the afternoons, which put a damper on GPS exploration but fortunately, we could use the virtual mode to explore without getting wet. This is the fifth No Barriers, harkening back to Cortina Italy, and we look forward to the next in two years.

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