Dashing for Snow

by Edgar Baird December. 11, 2011 4838 views

This was one of those days where I had no real desire to leave the house at all. I really just couldn't be buggered to much of anything. Then for some reason I opened the blinds and looked up at the mountains…and there was snow.

Let me tell ya, the sight of snow on the mountains brought out that muddy, wet, inner boy that I can't shake (don't want to really). You know the one-snakes in his pockets, bleeding, scraped and all smiles? Yeah, that was me when I saw the snow. So I went out to play.

Dark was fast approaching so I hit the trail running. I was sure I'd get to the snow covered peaks before nightfall. And had the trail not been a total quagmire I would have made it to the snow. But when you combine steep climbs with flooded trails and boot suck…well what do you do?

Regardless, I got far enough up the trail to get one half decent shot of the encrusted trees on the next ridge over. I hate that I didn't get to touch the snow, but I did get muddy & wet. Hell, I may have even managed scraped and bleeding. No matter, the smile factor was a million, and the inner boy was indeed content!

One of my favorite places

Do we walk or swim?

I'd say the creek is slightly above flood level.

Abstract fluffiness. Love…

A little snow…a big day!

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David Cardona 9 years, 7 months ago

Beautiful!

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Mike 9 years, 7 months ago

wow, man have I been missing your work! I'm a bit of a monoholic so of course I'm all over that first shot!

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Felecia Eby 9 years, 7 months ago

These are just wonderful Edgar!!! So wish I could have gone sloshing along through the swampy bits with ya. Do you ever feel like that each of us might be a bad influence on the other? What I mean is, I can just envision each of us encouraging the other to do things we probably ought not to when you get here. But I love that. lol

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Jennifer Litwinowicz 9 years, 7 months ago

looks very cold!!

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Jacki 9 years, 7 months ago

Great story AND abstract! Apparently I never had an inner boy.... seeing snow makes me want to run the other direction. :-)

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