Summit a freezing cold Rocky Mountain in middle of the winter. (I think. I forgot what she told me this was, if she told me at all. At any rate, I feel cooler on this hot August night just looking at this photo.)
This is progress: from animated movies like Oliver & Company and Pinocchio, where women don’t exist at all, we have moved on to Brave and Frozen, where men appear only as a love interest.
But what is most intriguing about these movies, which marry an ancient setting with a modern attitude, is that they clearly believe that you can do anything in a skirt. Here are Merida (Brave) and Anna (Frozen) rock climbing, riding horses and reindeer, rappelling, and shooting, all in very long skirts.
Fourteeners are mountains with peaks above 14,000 feet. There are 88 fourteeners in the USA, and some people try to peak them all.
Other people try to peak them all in a skirt.
This is my friend Ar, heading up Grays Peak, the highest peak in the Continental Divide, at 14,278 feet.
You’ll note she did it in a skirt.