Feeling inspired by Mike Curiak, I rummaged into my own digital archives to see what I could come up with. I was surprised at how many photos there were that I had simply forgotten about. The experiences and the memories that they sparked were pleasantly unexpected. It was also a sort of reminder at just how important a role the outdoors play in my life. My mental and physical well being seem intimately tied to the landscape. It could be argued that the mountains that anchor the American West, are the anchors of who I am. I do not find it unusual that I think with clarity and alacrity while in the mountains. Ideas, solutions, thoughts, insight, all flow easily in the realm of timber and aspen and altitude.