"it is bitter earnestness That makes beauty; the mind Knows, grown adult. A sudden fog-drift muffled the ocean, A throbbing of engines moved in it, At length, a stone's throw out, between the rocks and the vapor, One by one moved shadows Out of the mystery, shadows, fishing-boats"
"Where’s the trail to Cold Mountain? Cold Mountain? There’s no clear way. Ice, in summer, is still frozen. Bright sun shines through thick fog. You won’t get there following me. Your heart and mine are not the same. If your heart was like mine, You’d have made it, and be there!"
from Words from Cold Mountain by Han-shan
The Dolomites seem much more developed than the Rockies with electric power extending high into the mountains. We asked our driver who has taken tourists into the mountains for 7 years, what animals he had seen, he had only seen deer twice again a real contrast to the amount of wildlife we would we would normally see in the Rockies.
These paved paths extend around the entire
mountain a walk of 2 or 3 hours.
In the photo below you can see two transmission towers
bringing power right up the mountain.
“Mountains, according to the angle of view, the season,
the time of day, the beholder's frame of mind, or any one
thing, can effectively change their appearance. Thus, it is
essential to recognize that we can never know more than