A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.

-Francois Auguste Rene Cateaubriand


republic peak

cache creek

and into the Park




I went in search of understanding

and returned with new knowledge

cooke city



made the obligatory run this weekend.

experienced magical rime

and ideal, alpine chalk in the northern Bridgers
(perfect for steep skiing!)


initial observations

eight to ten in town (four fresh), fallen in the last five days.

12-26” in the mid elevations (aspect dependent)

Daisy pass yesterday, Round Lake today (cleaned the cabin)

lots to learn...

welcome to silver gate

meet your new neighbor

On the morning of my first day in Silver Gate, I skied up to Cooke to set up a PO box. When I returned to my ski track, fifteen minutes later, I found someone had made use of my skin track