Summer Summary: Thus far


“Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.” ~Inigo Montoya

These past 3 months, have enjoyed a steady flow of adventuring friends through the lovely Wallace cabin perched up here in the Rockies. They arrived by means varying from foot to adventure-mobiles.

Trail Family, old and new coming through on the Continental Divide Trail

Trail Family, old and new coming through on the Continental Divide Trail

...and the Appa adventuremobile they were basing out of.

…and the Appa adventuremobile they were basing out of.

Matt's BROad trip in the .... View

Matt’s BROad trip in the …. View.

I don't actually know this guy but he cruises around a lot in the summer smiling at people.

I don’t actually know this guy but he cruises around a lot in the summer smiling at people.

Cloudbuster and Princess MoonBurn came in after pedal the Montana section of the CDT.

Cloudbuster and Princess MoonBurn came by after pedaling the Montana section of the CDT.

Making time for several excursions, including the stunning Maroon Bells 4 Pass Loop and a triumphant return to Goose Creek Trail loop, a write up of which I will post later.

Then, of course, all the other summer fun to be had!

Had a blast at Bike to Work Day!

Had a blast at Bike to Work Day! Motorcyclist riding through.

BBQ Fest at Frisco.

BBQ Fest at Frisco.

At the Denver Renaissance Festival. Where, a few weeks later, a fellow got so drunk at the joust he decided to join in.

At the Denver Renaissance Festival. Where, a few weeks later, a fan got so drunk at the joust he decided to join in.

Dinner parties...

Dinner parties…

...and bonfires.

…and bonfires.

Silverthorne Slide & Slip!

Silverthorne Slide & Slip!

Hitting all the trails around the County.

Hitting all the trails around the County.

Down to the Front Range for an Ansel Adams art show. But first, let me take a selfie

To the Front Range to see Ansel Adams works at a friend’s gallery. But first, let me take a selfie.

Impromptu Philfam 10 year Reunion in Tabernash.

Impromptu Philfam 10 year Reunion in Tabernash.

Balancing the social hours with preparations for the upcoming Odyssey.
Daily planning, organizing, writing and lining up talks, packing, map reading, and finally, reaching out.
Tides begin to turn. The weight of activating this plan settles in.

10 days out from concluding 4 years of professional and community growth with the Family & Intercultural Resource Center.
2 weeks from moving out and taking to the road for a launch tour across the US to visit you guys.

Money I’ve been saving up the past 5 years begins to trickle away.
Plane tickets, gear, shots and vaccines, etc.

Vague notions and ambitions take form and sprout legs. At the moment a task becomes too heavy, or find myself spinning circles, a friend steps forward.

Already relearning fundamental lessons. Ask for the help you need.
A team is developing, broadening the parameters of potential good.

Next step, we define and delineate it to better share with you.

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