Thanks to Summit Art Director, Marshall Birnbaum, we explored Powder's new MTB and hiking trail, and were introduced to Summit Powder Mountain's vision and contribution to the arts. Marshall has introduced an Artist In Residence program on the Mountain, as well as Summit's first vertical structure.
The experimental Mirror Gallery resting on top of Powder Mountain, portrays Summit's development philosophies through the arts. The gallery is open to the public, and also to the elements, as fresh snow found it's way inside the exposed structure. Grounding the space is Aithan Shapira's solo show 'FOUNDATION.' Shapira's work will remain on display through Oct. 4th.
Photographer, Explorer, and Story Teller, Daniel Fox, arrived at Powder just hours before our visit, and joined us on our hike. Daniel described during our podcast how the corporate world was like selling his soul, motivating him to chase his innate exploration of nature. Daniel is the first to tell you, pursuing your dreams is a long, hard journey with a high failure rate, but after 6 years developing the Wild Image Project, Daniel has positioned himself as a desired artist and well respected wildlife photographer.
Daniel is spending two weeks in the Powder Mountain backcountry seeking answers to the questions,"If a mountain could speak, what would it say? If its trees could show you what they know, what would it look like? If the animals could share their stories, what would you listen too?"
We thoroughly enjoyed our morning of exploration, inspiration, and conversation about the arts and how connecting with nature plays such a vital role to the human condition.
ON THE DOCKET
- Sept 19 – Cotopaxi 5K & 10K – at Alta
- Sept 19-20 – XTERRA USA
- Sept. 20 – Ogden Cyclocross Ogden CX Park Opening Celebration
- Sept 26 – Friends of Kings Peak Trash Haul
- Sept 30 – Trail Running Film Fest Tour
- Oct 3 – Snowbasin Beer Fest
- Oct 4 – Snowbasin Pray For Snow Party!
- Oct. 9 – 12th Annual Gear Sale & Swap
- Oct. 10 – WSU Mt. Ogden Hike Tradition
- Oct. 17 – Black Diamond Ski Swap / Sale
- Oct. 23-25 – 2nd Tracks Ski Swap
- Oct. 29-31 – Snowbasin Ski Swap at Legacy Events Center, Farmington
- Nov. 14 – Antelope Island 50K
- April 8-9 Cotopaxi Questival at Thanksgiving Point
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.” - Ray Bradbury (Quote was found on Daniel Fox's blog.)
Thank you to Marshall Birnbaum and Summit Powder Mountain for hosting today’s 211th Episode of the Ogden Outdoor Adventure Show! Look for us on Facebook, Instagram, iTunes, & thebanyancollective.com, and our new app for Android & iPhones available from our About Page on thebanyancollective.com.
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