I love the mountains! Hiking, skiing and having that birds eye view always takes my breath away.  When I was a kid, my family would take hikes in the Adirondacks on a pretty regular basis.  In my  memory, Cane Mountain was a really steep climb but the reward was the fire tower at the top.  You had to be very brave to assend the narrow steps, you could see right through the back of them. They got smaller and smaller as you reached the trap door in the floor of the tower. The views were spectacular! You could see for miles and miles in every direction.

This is oil on steel. Most of the portion on the lower right is exposed metal and you can see how it reflects on the top third of the mountain as well.  Clouds and snow drift over the mountains’ shoulder.

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