Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Morning 2013 -- Shenandoah NP

If I should sell both my forenoons and afternoons to society, as most appear to do, I am sure, that, for me, there would be nothing left worth living for. I trust that I shall never thus sell my birthright for a mess of pottage. I wish to suggest that a man may be very industrious, and yet not spend his time well. There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living. All great enterprises are self-supporting. (Thoreau, Life Without Principle)

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Priest -- Giving Thanks

When night was drawing near, I ran down the flowery slopes exhilarated, thanking God for the gift of this great day. The setting sun fired the clouds. All the world seemed new-born. Every thing, even the commonest, was seen in the new light and was looked at with new interest as if never seen before. ~ John Muir

Thanksgiving day run -- 2x The Priest, once with Antoinette, once alone (~15mi, 6,400')

The Priest, from VA56

summit meadow, with a light dusting of snow
hello summit

plummeting down the Priest in 27min has it's downsides