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Routt County in photos: Feb. 23, 2013

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Nine-year-old visitor climbs to gondola on snow shoes: Makena Wick, 9 years old from Seattle, WA, while visiting grandparents Wayne and Cathy Berry, climbed 2,176 feet on snowshoes from the base to top of Steamboat Springs gondola on Feb. 21. Makena has been skiing since age 3 1/2, but this year she decided to do something different. At 4 p.m. Thursday, Makena set out to snowshoe to the top of the gondola, heading up the runs See Me and Heavenly Daze to reach the top. Upon reaching the top, Makena announced that she was tired and hungry but that she would be back next year to do it again. Submitted by: Ketia Wick

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