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Around noon, the chairlift that takes skiers and snowboarders to the top of the mountain began to overheat and was shut down as a safety precaution. An employee wearing a floppy straw hat rode a snowmobile back and forth from the lift to the lodge, at one point ferrying a floor fan as part of the solution. The delay kept many standing in line -- a perfect opportunity to practice a few handstands.

Handstander: Eugene Ahn
Photographer: Charlotte

March 04, 2007 | On this day

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Eugene Ahn says | Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 1:15AM
Southern California winters are kind of like this. Sunny days, blue skies. A balmy warm feeling even though there might be snow on the ground. I spent three hours the day before inverting at a yoga workshop. This morning, I woke up, did a handstand, spent forty-five minutes trying to find a way past the L.A. Marathon, another forty-five to get the the mountain. Less than the time of a typical commute. Top of the mountain on a beautiful day. Desert on one side, urban grid on the other.

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