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In The Pines, In the Pines...

New Years Day on the side of a mountain. A biting, fresh wind and enormous snow-drifts. Huge mountain ravens laughing down at us while we struggle to walk up the hills in our awkward clothing. A wonderful place to welcome the new year, I can't think of any better way to clear my head of christmas excess and rest my eyes on clean, vast natural wonders.
Besides the splendor of our wild surroundings, we were treated to a meal at Timberline lodge. A year ago I posted about the lodge and its history. This visit I payed most attention to the interior structure and design. Unparalleled. I feel like I'm in a vintage ski poster, or at Snow White's personal ski lodge. The 1930's design is everywhere, from every beam and quaint door, to every bench and chair. All handmade, all an incredibly sturdy, smooth and faintly art deco design. The massive chimneys with two levels of huge fireplaces, the enormous glowing lanterns hanging in the center, every single table and chair in…