February 22, 2013

Ski Die Mondshatten

Moon shadows on the snow of Rendezvous Peak appealed to our curiosity, and drew us up the skin track to the summit where we discovered a moonlit view of the magnificent Chugach.  Catching our breath in the rare still air at the Rendezvous summit where the normal bluster encourages a quick transition, we surveyed the winter night panorama from the mountaintop in no hurry to ski down.

These few moments of awestruck existence seemed to slow the passage of time in an alternative dimension of shadowy contrasts until responsibilities incongruent with late night powder runs awakened us from the dream.  We skied from the summit.  With an unlit headlamp, I found soft snow and contentment skiing back down, chasing moon shadows.

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