peaks and parties

Crisp cool air drops heavy non-subtle hints of autumn - I feel compelled to tag summits, mountain bike my booty off, gather firewood for the studio woodstove and pull on a pair of socks. Tea sipping is more pleasurable when it is downright cold outside and I love the particular scrumptious joy of heavy covers on my bed. But weather is a total smorgasbord in the mountains of Montana and I haven’t a doubt there will be more scorching hot days ahead.

Meanwhile the whiff of autumn spins me into overdrive as I squeeze in as much adventure as possible both inside and outside the studio. One week ago a batch of lovely girlfriends and I met before sunup at the base of Teewinot in the Tetons for a peak-bagging day. I just LOVE the Tetons and all that Jackson Hole offers in the way of art, food, folks and adventure…! I drooled over original Chagall paintings and Matisse sculptures, ate Thai, scooted carefully past a moose while mountain biking, tagged a summit, danced at a museum gala, clawed my way up an exceptionally aesthetic multi-pitch buttress, wined, dined and shopped.