The day will arrive when we recognize the cliff faces and mountainsides are the journey and our steps and hard-beating hearts are the wings that carry us to each new summit and over rocky terrain easy is long forgotten but the thrill the challenge the journey is our purpose no matter the steep path ahead … Continue reading Buttress


On the good days I can skip a step Two at a time A sprint upward But energy flags And the mind loses focus Still I climb One step at a time A hand on the railing The other on the wall I continue upward The journey Was never meant To be a long, smooth … Continue reading Climbing


The mountains call us not only the heights but the down slopes valleys winding trails and coyote's dens A rough celebration for those willing to suffer for the thrill of the climb The summit a gaze that turns us all into artists before endless beauty