Getting Perspective

We had hiked our bikes up here. Through drifts and deep snow. And it was hard enough for me to give up on the idea that we were going to be able to do any biking this weekend. Previous plans were dependent on snowmobiles but there were none up here. In fact there was no one. Just us. And lots of wind blown snow.

“I know …”, I waited for my partner’s attention. “Lets just walk through the snow and try to gain that ridge”. I motioned out the back window.

“OK”

First Day Of 2017 @ Horse Prairie Station
Lost

First order of business was to explore around the Guard Station.

First Day Of 2017 @ Horse Prairie Station
Awwww … message from cuddles

But we never made the ridge. The best we could do was use some recent moose tracks to go up the road a pace.

First Day Of 2017 @ Horse Prairie Station
The cabin sits in a valley that looks a lot like some Siberian landscape

On the way back we got a chance to get a overview of the valley. The cabin sitting about 600 feet from the valley floor was just enough to give it great commanding views over it.

First Day Of 2017 @ Horse Prairie Station
Above the cabin

We imagined the old days when native americans picked their way through these parts trying to avoid the murderous calvary. What has changed really? I fear for the people at Standing Rock.

First Day Of 2017 @ Horse Prairie Station
Just about back at the cabin

It is ever increasingly hard to live in a place and watch the injustices. These retreats bring it all to a different perspective. Could we break free and find a place like this to live. Get off the grid. Be free. And just watch every sunrise and set? Would’t that be nice.

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