Oasis of quiet, mentally

14-second video from Steve Wahlberg.
man in the mountains
Bishops Cap doesn’t look like Bishops Cap from here. In this photo i am on my hands and knees at the edge of a 2,000’ sheer cliff.

Be ready to go before it’s time to go.

dad

American adults tend to wait until the last minute.

This habit manifests itself in everything.

Tell me it isn’t so.

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Mental couch potato

Apple Watch in the mountains
8:20AM start.
three people at a trailhead sign
Stacy and Steve have taken me to the top of Reynolds, Pollock, and today Bishops Cap, (via Pollock Mountain’s summit). All three are 9,200’+-.
hikers in the mountains
We gain 2,800′ elevation in the first two miles, from Lunch Creek (6,400′) to Pollock’s summit at 9,200′.
hikers in the mountains
Short break as Stacy and Steve put on their climbing helmets.
mountainside looking up
This is a time-consuming section. No trail. Ton of loose rock. Not particularly favorable for scrambling.

Vibrancy has few peers.

dad

Turning theory and common sense into actualized, habitual behavior places you in a psychological wilderness.

You will hike alone, unless you find a life partner to walk with you.

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And so it goes, mentally

mountains
Chief Mountain below the sun.

Plan on unexpected tests surprising and challenging you until you die. Plan on the same with blessings.

dad

The gas bubble in my eyeball is half or just a little bit below half from the top. This is exactly what is supposed to happen.

However, the top half of my vision should be normal.

It is not.

It is blurry.

Cannot recognize my hand in front of me.

Why is this so?

Because there is blood in the eyeball.

There should not be but there is.

Now, we must wait for the body’s miraculous ability to remove the blood.

The best i can picture is a flesh wound that needs time to clear a scab.

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Blog anniversary (NOT) in GNP, mind

i write five daily, differently-themed blog posts on five different sites.

dad

Today begins year 16.

Never missing a day.

Since April Fools Day, 2009.

Five daily, differently-themed blog posts.

Mind, body, spirit, work, home.

Just wanted to get writing practice to build my confidence so i could write, and publish, my first book, Mid Life Celebration: rethink • reprioritize •recommit

Note: Technically, i should be back in Glacier, however, still in Orlando recovering from emergency eye surgery.

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NOT Back to Glacier, mind

Florida landscape from a jet just after takeoff
Today would have been wheels up at 8:12 AM, heading back to Glacier after one week at home. Photo: 07/15/23…On July 16 hiked to Sperry Chalet for a three night stay. Then the next day, July 17…
Man next to a Glacier
Photo courtesy of Bill Going. “Jeff Noel at Sperry Glacier. 7/17/23”
Man next to a Glacier
Photo courtesy of Bill Going. “Jeff Noel at Sperry Glacier. 7/17/23”

Surrender is a super-power.

dad

Am i disappointed that i’m not on a jet racing to Glacier National Park right now?

No.

Why?

Because i’ve already spent a month hiking in Glacier this Summer.

Plus, this is the 11th consecutive Summer visiting.

No regret nor remorse from this Summer’s second visit being cancelled.

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