A bow maker’s day off


Here are a few photos from last weekend’s trip into Washington’s Olympic Mountains.  The images are of Mount Olympus in the distance and zoomed in.  The photos were taken from the High Divide Trail http://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/high-divide-loop.htm .  I have hiked on several continents and this ramble certainly ranks near the very top of the list.  We have had a cool, cloudy summer for the most part but recently a lovely Indian summer has settled in.  The temperatures were perfect and there was hardly more than the slightest breeze at any time.  To the south of the divide were vistas of Mount Olympus and surrounding peaks.  To the north was the Seven Lakes Basin.

Bow making requires an immense amount of concentration.  I would compare it to playing tournament chess for a livelihood.  I’ve found it important to balance my working life with time spent in the outdoors.  We are truly blessed here in Port Townsend to have the Olympics out our back door.

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