Our inhospitable paradise. Where we all want to go, but can never stay. The alpine. Where the land moves right before our very eyes. We hear the rocks fall, the ice crack, waterfalls and avalanches thunder down gravity’s slide. We are at the headwaters of mighty rivers. We can touch eons of frozen history. Flowers that bloom once every few years lie underfoot, enveloped ina landscape that swings through the seasons with a passion and purpose rarely witnessed in the natural world. For the whole story, click on one of the pdf’s below to download individual stories.