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.”

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A hidden bee

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uhhhh, double up, uh uh

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during the slick descent of snowmass

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