To Move With The Changing Mountains
"The more a thing tends to be permanent, the more it tends to be lifeless." - Alan Watts
My favorite element of the mountains is their natural ability to always be changing. They never get stuck in the monotony that humans do or the things we build. Nature is always at work evolving and changing, hence it’s power to always be so full of life.
I’ve always thought humans are instinctually bad at this. As a whole, we seem to always want to settle, craving a bit of permanence and staying stuck in our ways. So when winter came this year, I made a promise to myself to not only appreciate nature’s transformation but to fully embrace it and change with it. A promise to not make the beautiful blankets of snow be undermined by my constant yearning for dry bike trails. I bought an AT ski setup, upgraded the splitboard, packed up the trusty Deuter Freerider Pro 28 SL with my BC kit, booked a few shred trips and most importantly, made a transfer in mindset.
I’ve opened my heart and mind to love and appreciate nature’s stunning transformation. And the result? Radiant sunrise-lit mountains, fresh backcountry powder turns, remote snowy wilderness and a tranquil peace amongst the forever changing, rugged peaks. Cheers to constant transformation -- within, around and throughout!