Six Feet to Lie Down In

"There is something I am seeking that can only be found on a mountaintop. I find it there and I lose it again when I descend. But I can always find it so long as I am willing to climb." - M. Ward, "The Beckoning Boots" | A few months from now, I will return to the #mountains. This time to the new, fascinating range of the #Alps, the #MontBlanc Massif. There is something about #Europe that has been beckoning me. I miss #climbing in the night. | Regram from #alpineexposures View Larger

"There is something I am seeking that can only be found on a mountaintop. I find it there and I lose it again when I descend. But I can always find it so long as I am willing to climb." - M. Ward, "The Beckoning Boots" | A few months from now, I will return to the #mountains. This time to the new, fascinating range of the #Alps, the #MontBlanc Massif. There is something about #Europe that has been beckoning me. I miss #climbing in the night. | Regram from #alpineexposures


"I prefer the winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape…Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show."  - A. Wyeth | #tbt to the strange landscapes of glaciated mountains under an eerie light #nofilter View Larger

"I prefer the winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape…Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show." - A. Wyeth | #tbt to the strange landscapes of glaciated mountains under an eerie light #nofilter


"Taken together, our #energy policy is creating jobs and leading to a cleaner, safer planet. Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced our total carbon pollution more than any other nation on Earth. But we have to act with more urgency – because a changing #climate is already harming western communities struggling with #drought, and coastal cities dealing with floods. That’s why I directed my Administration to work with states, utilities, and others to set new standards on the amount of carbon pollution our power plants are allowed to dump into the air. The shift to a cleaner energy economy won’t happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way. But the debate is settled. #Climatechange is a fact. And when our children’s children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy, I want us to be able to say yes, we did." President Obama, 2014 State of the Union #SOTU View Larger

"Taken together, our #energy policy is creating jobs and leading to a cleaner, safer planet. Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced our total carbon pollution more than any other nation on Earth. But we have to act with more urgency – because a changing #climate is already harming western communities struggling with #drought, and coastal cities dealing with floods. That’s why I directed my Administration to work with states, utilities, and others to set new standards on the amount of carbon pollution our power plants are allowed to dump into the air. The shift to a cleaner energy economy won’t happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way. But the debate is settled. #Climatechange is a fact. And when our children’s children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy, I want us to be able to say yes, we did." President Obama, 2014 State of the Union #SOTU


The tips I got were from Luke, the 11-year old snowboarding ninja who’d just completed the fifth grade and cleared a shack on a ski jump with four feet of extra air. He told me to “go for it but not try to sell it too hard.” I was honored to be his young grasshopper. (at blue knob)