Harvest Time.

The Garden Wall and its central couloir above Picture Lake on the way to Mountaineer Peak.

Lo, and in the fifth month,
Ullr looked down upon his sycophants,
and saw that they wept.

Glide avalanche remnants accumulate below the Garden Wall.

O, sunburnt children, why do you despair?, he asked.

Point 8893, Glacier Peaks, and McDonald Peak from Mountaineer Peak.

With gnashing of teeth they replied:
Ullr, the Death Star hath stolen thy power,
and turned powder to potatoes,
and wetted our skins.

Mickey Smith near the summit of Point 9066, on the ridge south of Mountaineer Peak.


Mickey skis the perfect corn.

 Ullr saw that they spoke truth, and was saddened,
and resolved that he would grant them an artifice of
power to absolve them of their woes.

Casey Wilcox walks across a frozen lake high in the headwaters of Mission Creek’s north fork, after a descent of the east face of Point 8893.  Wet slide conditions and poor visibility mandated that we turn around 150′ before the summit.

The Sonielem Ridge in clouds looms above Lucifer Lake.

The west face of North Glacier Peak from near the Mission-Ashley Creek divide.

Children, said Ullr, take these golden gears and wind them surely.
Set them to chime at 4 and 30, so that you wake before the sun shall rise,
and make haste to those realms of mine own that remain
a hundred chains above the sea or better.  And then be patient,
and wait for the anointed time; not too hard, nor too soft.
And then shall you partake in the harvest of Corn, and the Corn
shall not harvest you.

Looking at rocks is a nice part of springtime.  Mission-Ashley Creek divide.

The 4400′ southwest face of the Sheepshead above upper Ashley Lake.

  The sycophants flocked to the hills and skied steeply,
clad in naught but tunic and codpiece.

Lolo Peak, north summit viewed from the south summit.  The Heavenly Twins are visible in every Bitterroot summit photo.


Albedo matters.  Carlton Lake.

 And Ullr perched amongst his lofty peaks smiled,
for he saw that it was good. 

Mormon Peak Road is getting alot of traffic these days.

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