I love the clear blue sky above the mountain. What a great day to be in Maybird. I was there last Saturday (01/20/2007) and the day started sunny, partly coudy. By the time I snowshoed up into the top of the gulch under the Pfeifferhorn, visability had dropped significantly--so much that I never saw the mountain again that day, or the ridges that surround the gulch on three sides. It was eerie and clausterphobic, but very atmospheric and enjoyable.
"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time."