Fitz Cahall hands over the reins of The Dirtbag Diaries this week to his wife Becca:
The Weather Channel’s Local on the 8’s. NOAA. Surf cams. We’ve all been there – staring at the places we would like to be through a computer or television screen. We shut our eyes at our desks and try to imagine the feel of cutting through powder or climbing on a sun drenched cliff.
Success in the high country requires early starts and leaps of faith. The same can be said of careers, school and family. Our dreams in the flatlands take nurturing. They require our love and time, and when our personal goals grate against the pursuit of summits, glassy waves and powder days, our heads can fill with a feedback loop of tough questions about where we’ve been and where we’re headed.
Today, I’m proud to present a new voice. Becca Cahall brings us All These Things – a story about getting older and skiing faster. We’re headed for British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains – an incredible range of open alpine faces, perfect tree skiing and tight chutes that every backcountry skier dreams of visiting. When life’s pressing questions mount, the only antidote is the inner calm found in cold wind, burning lungs and the hiss of skis sliding across snow.
Listen to The Dirtbag Diaries:
Episode 16 – All These Things (mp3)
Like what you heard? The RSS feed, subscription link to iTunes, andcontact information for future story ideas are all available at www.dirtbagdiaries.com. The music from Episode 16 is performed by Ken Christianson.
[Artwork by Anya Miller]