Of Mountain Solitude
~ Koma Kulshan (Mt. Baker) from near Bell Pass ~

Of Mountain Solitude Ken James McLeod

I came across a lush meadow caressed by the master tiller himself, well in view of the great white mountain called Koma Kulshan (Mt. Baker), where to my surprise I found a dozen elk beds pungent with their smell. I sat down in one of them to take in the grand view the elk had had, and to rest my mind, body and soul. And as I did so, I drew closer in thought to the silence surrounding me and humbled by the raw power of nature that lay before me...

KJM

Aug. 9, 1990

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