The small town that I work out of as a mountain guide has been home off and on for over a decade. It has always been a refuge for me from the outside world. The mountains here are very much like the peaks where I grew up, the Dolomites. There is a quality of light here and a raw authenticity of place that holds my heart. I will miss it dearly this winter as I return home to help my parents. These photos though give you some idea of its beauty.