October 22, 2010

Yearning for the Summit

There is an Eminence - of These Our Hills

There is an Eminence,--of these our hills
The last that parleys with the setting sun;
We can behold it from our orchard-seat;
And, when at evening we pursue our walk
Along the public way, this Peak, so high
Above us, and so distant in its height,
Is visible; and often seems to send
Its own deep quiet to restore our hearts.
The meteors make of it a favourite haunt:
The star of Jove, so beautiful and large
In the mid heavens, is never half so fair
As when he shines above it. 'Tis in truth
The loneliest place we have among the clouds.
And She who dwells with me, whom I have loved
With such communion, that no place on earth
Can ever be a solitude to me,
Hath to this lonely Summit given my Name.

October 9, 2010

Return to NC. Chloe Flying High

Finish: Trail Head

Heading Down

Chloe Hits the Dirt at 6200 ft

Summit: Grassy Ridge Bald 6200 ft

Light & Shadow

Mountain Berries

Lisa and I

NC Mountains from Tennessee

Chloe Rest # 37

Chloe on Janes Grassy Bald

Chloe Rest Water # 2

Chloes First Rest and Water

Day Hikers on the AT

After 5 Hours in the Car Chloe is on the Hunt

Carvers Gap Trail Head

Arrive: Roan Mountain

Chloe Says Lets Go

Welcome to the Mountains

Boone, NC.

Fall Break

Chloe is ready at 7am.

October 4, 2010

Splendor In the Grass

What though the radiance
which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass,
of glory in the flower,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering;
In the faith that looks through death,
In years that bring the philosophic mind.

-- William Wordsworth
Originally from Strongsville, OH, I spent 8 years in Raleigh, North Carolina and have since recently moved to Missoula, MT. I have been a runner all my life and have recently started pursuing ultra marathons. Any excuse to be outside and on the trails.