The snow is falling. Not down here at sea level, but in the mountains, anyway. It's going to take a while before it really starts to stick, but winter is definitely on the way.
I am looking forward to getting back up to Mount Rainier this winter, to doing some more snowshoeing and backcountry skiing. There's the chance to do some more writing for visit rainier.com and I'm ready for a change of pace. Not a permanent change; just a tempo adjustment. I've been all about plastic on the beach for the past few months and there's a whole lot more of that to come... it just seems like it will be good to tip the variety meter a little.
Get my head back up to the mountains. Breathe some cold air off a snowfield. Build an igloo. Live above the clouds for a while.