Monday, September 21, 2009

Termination Dust

This morning I awoke to a fresh coat of termination dust in the mountains. I am not surprised given that I experienced a snow storm yesterday while climbing North Suicide Peak. Termination dust is bittersweet because it signals the beginning of the end of Fall. The glorious days of mountain running without snow trades places with the excitement of alpine climbing, snowshoeing in the backcountry, and skate skiing. Life is good.