Archive for June, 2016



Summer begins with the solstice, and the Bird’s Summer Season began with the Brew Fest and opening of the Tram.   I took advantage of a brief respite from the Dark Matter Wars to get to the peak and reconnect with the vibrations that burst from that vortex.   Here is a shot of the Twins with the last of last season’s snow still holding tough on the High North exposures.  DSC03884The work on the Tram is complete and it is running as smooth as silk.  The new cables are looking shiny and new, and it is an amazing feat to have the new threads set and ready for the next 45 years.  The Summit at Hidden Peak was open as well, but I spent my time soaking up the vistas that were offered by a Kodachrome day.    Down at the base, the plaza was packed, with a great BBQ going on, and out in the upper circle all the Brewing Companies each had tents.  There were arts and crafts tents with some lots of things to check out.   Sin City Soul was rocking the circle with great R&B.  DSC03889They are all excellent players and they played very interesting songs with very funky grooves.  The bass player is an old friend of mine who grew up in the same town back in Mass. that I came from and settled in Heber.  I rarely get a chance to catch this band and it was a special treat to be front and center to get the full effect.  DSC03886It is great to have such a great place to escape the heat so close to home during the Summer.  It is like a staycation like no other.  There are lots of great events planned for the Summer as well as the ongoing activities that are happening every day.  All the attractions are up and running, so everyday is a great day to get a way and enjoy the beauty that is in our back yard.  Tomorrow I return to my post where I am engaged in transmuting the Dark Matter into Puissant Energy with which new creations can be brought into being.  It seems like bailing against the tide sometimes, but there is solace in KNOWING!!  Stay Frosty!!



After several weeks of full on encounters in the Dark Matter Wars, which are on going, I was able to reflect on the season that just wrapped up.   Having a near normal snowfall made the vibe much more electric with each accumulation of the Essential Substance.  There were few instances where the faithful were not totally on top of the installments, and that made for some alternative approaches to the deep days.  While the deep days were indeed exquisite, the perfection of the pack during the storm lulls were also exquisite as well.  This shot of perfect corduroyDSC03562exemplifies the amazing quality that was served up day after day.  You just had to know where to look and be able to appreciate perfection in all it’s different iterations.  One of the other elements I remember was the amazing light effects of the Sun and Sky that you have to stop and GROK when you see them.   These atmospheric treats always seem to indicate that one shouldDSC03598reflect on where one is and what a singularly special moment in TIME that is being shown to Being.  There is another atmospheric effect that is very illusive and is only visible in very rarephoto 2-1conditions that you have to be right there when they happen.  The Portal opens and you must step through to get the full effect of the Moment.  Time spent up on the hill is TIME well spent.  There are other amazing instances that are revealed to the early risers, where you have to ask you self; How does that happen?.  Here is one of those sights that are sublime in concept and execution.  DSC03386The completion of the Summit at Hidden Peak was an amazing addition to the ambience of the Snowbird experience that was long in the making and made such a big difference to the season. DSC03314The folks who work up at these elevations worked very hard to make the experience seamless and exciting.  The food was a really big part of the experience as well and the presentation was DSC03426far beyond what one would expect at 11,000 feet.  To make all this happen took a huge effort of folks who arrived early and made it all happen as if by magic.  I spent quite a bit of time in the big room during the raging storms, where before I had to make a hasty retreat off the peak to escape the maelstrom.  Now I can just sit quietly and contemplate where I am and what is going on around me.   Of course, we come for the powder and we got it in amazing installments that delivered those treasured moments where TIME stops when one is enveloped in the Essence.  FullSizeRender-1This is my friend Mike getting some of the first deep deposits in South Chute early in the Season.  This shot shows how much and how early the conditions came to life.  This is what it is all about.    But, without the efforts of a lot of very dedicated people, access to this kind of terrain would not be happening as it does on a daily basis.  The folks who show up in the wee hours of the morning to begin preparations for the day make the operation of the hill seamless.   Thanks to the Patrol, who work so hard to get the hill ready for each day and are there to keep us safe all day.  Thanks to all the lift service folks who keep the machinery running like a Swiss watch.  Thanks to all of the food service folks who have provided the warmth of home when we need to recharge for more charging.  12654102_1114512875233730_4135044990335700385_nAnd finally, to the folks who left the Planet and our lives this Season.  Let  this image of “Number 1” be symbolic of all those who meant so much to all of us that live and breath this place.  They all will live in our hearts as we continue on Living The Dream.   I am fully engaged in the Dark Matter Wars and am working my way back to yet another Season that is rapidly approaching.  I hope you all have a great Summer and will be ready and refreshed for yet another encounter with the Essence in TIME.   I will be posting from time to time all Summer to keep you posted on the Summer festivities, so check back from time to time.   Remember: Syrup Won’t Stop ‘EM!!