In the midst of chaos, people show their true colors. The people who were mean before our building burnt down are meaner. The ones who were demanding are even more so. The ones who can be counted upon had set up shop already, the first day, without waiting to be told what to do.
It's been a challenging week. People yapping about how they need air conditioning and want you to drop everything to get it. People moaning about their lot in life. Others totally flustered, wanting their hands held.
So I've been hiking. A lot. Because that is what works. I used to be a runner. I still run sometimes, but cranky knees from too many miles have reduced me to a handful of trail runs. I used to be a sea kayaker, but there is no sea for miles. Thankfully, there are miles and miles of trails. It is a smorgasboard of snow, alpine lakes and churning rivers. Here are a few pictures.