I thought maybe they were played out….with all the tourists and the hustle and bustle of Aspen. I thought maybe I didn’t even care about the Elks. I was wrong. They are perfection, they are magic, they are so much more than I deserved to experience. I am grateful. I am full of nothing but admiration and respect for those peaks and every other peak I have had the pleasure of hiking. That’s something that needs to be clear…the mountains are the heroes in all of this, without a drop of doubt.
What I’ve been listening to:
“But if nothing dies tomorrow, why remember yesterday…
When an hour or more of sleep might do you good?
It’s the wish I can’t remember, it’s the thing you’ll never say.
And I’d do it all again, oh, if I could.”