I am a girl who loves mountains, changing seasons, running, true backpacking, strong coffee, and knitting with high quality yarn.

When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.

The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Favorite shots and memories.

From Austin, TX at 100 feet to the top of
Kendal Mtn. at 13,000 in one day. Awesome!

Columbine lake trail - a gorgeous view and a joint
decision making. Together, we are a team.

Sweeping the course marking - wading into Green Mountains.
    Having met the storm at the top of a couple 13,000 feet peaks, with metal rods
       in hands, we spent few times squating and being "small" while waiting for hail
thunder and lightening to pass. Runners on the course had done it
 many more times, and for much longer periods...
Favorite gear - Drymax socks and La Sportiva Crosslites shoes.

The skies were angry that weekend...

Larry is making his way up the dangerous section
of Lajunta trail.

Near the top of Bonita peak, feeling at the top of the world
yet rather small and insignificant.

A great representation of the Bear Creek trail leading to Ouray.
3,000 feet drops and some footing that requires attention.
Bestest girl Beth Hall and I spent some quality time together,
what we both needed so much.
Too bad we live a whole width of the country apart.
Top of one of the peaks of Anvil Mountains - we had grand time together.
Love the combination of snow-covered mountains and high sun that brings heat down.

Hematite lake. Life is a celebration.
            The worries back home become not so serious when you think
         that each of us is but a speck of dust in this large Universe.
          We get born, we live, we die. This place stays unchanged...

And if you really want it, you can live YOUR life in any place,
under any circumstances:)


Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! Danni

Larry said...

So few words, but so many spoken through the pictures. Can't wait to do it, again! :)

Julie said...

Love the pictures, thanks for sharing! This makes me reeeeeally wanna take my next vacation there.

Carilyn said...

Love it! Love it! Love it!

Anonymous said...

I also have settled on the combination of Drymax and Crosslites. Drymax alone wasn't keeping the blisters away. Crosslites fit so well they're like magic.
Great photos, Olga!


kelly said...

You look amazing these days, Olga! The diet and workouts are working! Hope to see you one of these days on the trails. Keep up the good work!

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