It's been a while since I posted anything on here, but it isn't because I haven't been doing anything... After hiking, I headed out to the Outer Banks to spend some time with Melissa, where I familiarized myself with surfing, read lots of good books, and worked at a coffeeshop briefly.
Shortly thereafter, I received a proposition to return to Leadville and resume my role at City On A Hill Coffee & Espresso. I thought of Colorado summers, exciting happenings in the coffee business, and the general peace of mind equated with a low-key low-maintenence low-income area like Leadville, and that was that.
I got back to Leadville two weeks ago. It's felt a bit like picking up where last summer left off. The summits make me feel alive. I run ridges and smile so much that my face hurts.
I foresee a lot of high peaks in the future. But, right now, I am sitting in the Denver Airport (my flight is delayed) getting ready to fly to Minnesota for a 10 day paddling trip in Quetico Provincial Park.
|The Three Apostles, seen from Mt. Huron's southern ridge.|
|Jason ascending Kelso Ridge|
|View of Torrey's from near Gray's summit.|
|Preparing to glissade.|