January 20, 2018
The view of the East Peak from our cabin is mesmerizing, especially when the mountain dances with the clouds. Sometimes this is a prelude to rain, but often it is just the magic dance.
I can see the pirate on the mountain from the window in front of my desk in the cabin. It’s a formation of trees and rocks that create a Johnny Depp sort of swashbuckler, with features defined by 100-foot ponderosa pines poking out of granite skin. He has a pert nose, neat beard, and a …
January 1, 2018
The mountain in 2012 (left) and in 2016 (right), as seen from our cabin. Groves of centuries-old firs, spruces, and pines create the dark green cover on the mountain face in the image on the left, taken a year before the fire. More than half of the trees have died in the image on the right, taken three years after the 2013 fire. While our meadow was spared, thanks to firefighters, several old growth trees alongside it were still burned.