Thursday, September 21, 2006

"Profile....."


My 'Profile'...?
After being asked about this a few times in comments, I still am of the opinion that my profile is really not what this Blog is about...
I'm simply another average adventurer you might meet out on the trail, see wandering across the backcountry, maybe say hi to as we paddle towards each other, or share a few jokes at a common belay station...
Now... what seems very important... is what you perceive your 'profile' to be...
As in how you reflect on your own experiences, ponder about what things mean to you, muse again over why you are out in the wilderness and what the natural world has added to your life... Maybe, even consider what part of your 'profile', or the story of your life, might involve giving something back to that natural world of adventure...
If finding a "Summit Stone", discovering an "Adventure Muse", or reading journal entries on an older persons blog, sparks you to ponder your own 'profile' and what role you choose in your adventures, then 'my profile' is of no consequence.....
DSD

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Back again to see what is new on your blog. Am really enjoying reading about others who have found one of your stones.
Is there a face in that map?

Anonymous said...

I certainly like what you write about not putting out a profile. It would not be along with the style of what you are attempting to acheive it would seem. Having surfed all over and found out lots about the stones that is very interesting on its own. There are too many other bloggers who seem to only put up their garbage that no one is likely that inerested in anyway. At least you have some appeal.

Stuffy said...

I'm still interested in knowing more about who comes up with an idea like this one?

Anonymous said...

In early Sept. my husband and I, middle-aged flatlanders from Ohio, returned from a morning's hike to West Wind Pass to find your offerings on the windshield of our rental car. They were a delightful surprise, and we appreciate your sharing with us, despite the fact that we're not climbers and don't make it to the tops of peaks. Our "summits" may be objectively more modest, but subjectively every bit as rewarding to us. We try to hike mindfully, making an effort to notice as much as possible, rather than speeding along the trail as fast as possible.

Here's a belated thank-you for the summit stone and the wonderful booklet. Every time I browse through "An Adventure Muse" I find something else worth pondering.

DSD said...

Hello Ohio,
I very much appreciate your comments and what you share about your adventures. Our thinking is similiar when it comes to 'summits'...and in being mindful when adventuring...
West Wind Pass is a favorite area that I visit often...
Enjoy your muse and your new touchstone!
DSD

the modern hiker. said...

This is a fascinating and excellent site. Thanks for dropping by mine and cluing me in on this.

SummitStones said...

Welcome ModernHiker,
Thanks for visiting and your comments. I'll drop by again I'm sure...
DSD

Anonymous said...

Thank you DSD for our summit stone.
We think it is very special and also like the reasons why you do this.
Cochrane Alberta

SummitStones said...

This link to a past post also speaks to who I am as an adventurer.....
DSD

http://summitstonesadventuremusings.blogspot.com/2006/10/ordinary-adventurers.html

SummitStones said...

Also...
The person in the picture above is not me. Stephen Lyman needs to be acknowledged for this image. He was an acclaimed artist who I admire greatly...
DSD

Anonymous said...

We may not know who you are but we do really like what you are doing. We found our stone in Moab on a trail up on canyonlands.

Anonymous said...

DSD
This is very unique.

Anonymous said...

Hi DSD!
Thanks for mine!!

A.B.Mark said...

I think by doing this anonymously, is what makes it special.
A.B. Mark

BTY said...

This is a very nice thing.
BTY

Anonymous said...

Why the blog if this is all anonymous?
Why all the links?

IMAHIKING said...

YOU GAVE ME A SUMMIT STONE YOURSELF BACK IN 2005.
I WAS GOING INTO ASSINIBOINE AND YOU WERE GOING OUT.
WE TALKED!
IT WAS LATE ON A VERY SUNNY HOT DAY.
AS YOU WERE ALMOST TO LEAVE YOU SAID: "HERE IS SOMETHING FOR AROUND THE CAMPFIRE"
TWO SUMMERS OF CAMPFIRES AND HIKING NOW AND MY ADVENTURE MUSE AND SUMMIT STONE ARE ALWAYS WITH ME!
IMAHIKING

Anonymous said...

Where do these stones originate?

SummitStones said...

Well,
These are questions I have often mused over...
I think this blog simply carries the messages more broadly, and I enjoy the pondering and writing too...
The comments and links simply express 'Finders' experiences and other perspectives... and I do find these affirming as well...
If these things simply put a smile on someone's face, and they may consider for a moment, about what they could also give back or pass forward, regarding our adventure's within the wild lands, then I have been true to my intentions and its all good...
DSD

SummitStones said...

All the painted Summit Stones were gathered from summits, around lake shorelines, mountain streams, waterfalls, islands, among other special cobblestone collecting areas. On occasion, I have used purchased stones when painting.
I can often recall... the location these unique rocks were gathered... with fond memories of the experiences there...
DSD

Anonymous said...

We're from Vancouver Island.
Found a muse and stone at our Strathcona trailhead.
Like 'em a lot!

R&C said...

On my stone I think we have found something else. It looks where there might be a face in these snowy lines of the mountain. I'm sure of it. Is this supposed to be you DSD?
R&C

Olivia said...

I have a tear in my eye because reading through your site captured the way I feel about climbing around in nature. Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, I found a stone package today(Feb 2 2009) tucked into a cedar branch crotch at Rattlesnake Point.It was a beautiful day, sunny, not too cold, long shadows from the waning sun.It was my first trip there.I like the anonymity of your nature "posts", the modus operendi.
Its good to find others who can express themselves about how they feel in a natural setting, its a very personal yet universal thing.I enjoyed the photograhy.

gg said...

Beautiful Poetry
Beautiful ideas
Beautiful painting

martin said...

We found ours yesterday in the cairn of the lake ohara grandview.
It is a wonderful beautiful treasure.
Martin

Robert said...

Today I finally discovered what you mean DSD through the writing of your blog. I have been reading this since you started and have trusted I would understand.
Now I do and thank you for this.
Now It is my turn to give something back.
Robert D.

The Backpack Gang said...

It was really fun to share the trail with you DSD, long days and star filled nights and being happily tired, then being presented with beautiful Summitstones on our last night. We will never forget the gift, and we will never forget the whole adventure, or the tears when we all finished. We are hoping to see you soon.
The Backpack Gang

Gambolin' Man said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

We were hiking at one of our favourite spots today, Junction creek falls, July 1, 2015. We were lucky enough to find a summit stone! Our children were so thrilled and made our day extra special! Thanks for the gift DSD.