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Header Photo: Season's first snow on White House Mountain, taken from the summit of Twin Peaks

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

On Chronic Remorse For Repeat Offenders.... Absolution verses Penance

     
“It is the confession, not the priest, that gives absolution...”
"The Picture of Dorian Gray," Oscar Wilde

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Twas The Grump Before Christmas



Twas the Grump before Christmas and throughout Lovely Ouray
He was stirring moodily about in the middle of the day
Twas icy and windy... a big storm rolling in
As a last minute shopper he's weary and grim

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Walking In A Winter Wonderland




When NOAA says it's ten below zero in Lovely Ouray, and The Weather Channel says it's 10 above, whom does one believe? Either way, we had a sky clear as a crystal glass bell. The temperatures were low enough to warrant consideration of long underwear and snow-pants. I decided to compromise and wore long underwear under shorts. A Mountain Man would rather freeze his "chestnuts" blue than abdicate pride.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

Mountain Bike Mecca Walks






Convenience aside, the overriding argument against camping amid the human detritus of Ground-Zero Zion is to be able to  hop astride the ole Cannondale at Ground-Zero Virgin... where BLM backroads and single-track serenity awaits just beyond camp's doorstep.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

What's In Your Closet?


"I know this mantra from other failures… The endless agonizing recycling of what might have been… followed by a litany of rationalizations and self-deceptions as I struggle to reconcile the void between the person I want to be and the person I fear I am."   High Exposure… an enduring passion for Everest and unforgiving places, By David Breashears, Director and Leader of the Everest IMAX filming expedition.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Soul To Sole...


Jack Frost nips at the corners of our living room's Surround-Vision Imax Windows. The "movie" is Winter, and will run for another four or five months. I've seen it before, know how it ends, so pardon me if I take leave in the middle.