Whether or not you're a backer, be sure to check out all the awesome book recommendations that backers are leaving on yesterday's post as part of the Ultimate Fan Reward Raffle! I'm busy taking notes on the recs I haven't yet read.
If you missed it on twitter yesterday, I've got a guest post over at A Dribble Of Ink talking about how my years in the Colorado Mountain Club and my love of the Sierra Nevada influenced the Shattered Sigil books.
On this final day of the Kickstarter, when I'm celebrating reaching a goal even higher than I dared to dream, I thought I'd share pics of the view from the highest real-world summit I've yet stood upon: 14,505-ft Mt. Whitney in my beloved eastern Sierra Nevada. I've shared pics before on this blog from a climb of Whitney, but at that time I hadn't scanned in my old pics of the incredible view from the top. I only wish I could show you what the stars look like from the summit! Most incredible stargazing I've ever had. But I can at least provide you the daytime view from a place that few get to visit:
|My husband and I on Mt. Whitney's summit, with Owens Valley and the White Mountains in the background|
|Looking southwest from Whitney's summit over the Sierra's peaks and plateaus|
|Looking straight down at the Owens Valley, 10,000 feet below to the east! The town of Lone Pine is the green blotch on the valley floor.|
|Looking straight west into the heart of the Sierra|
|Looking north along the Sierra's crest (smoke from a distant forest fire is hazing the air)|
So there you have it. Only hours to go now - thank you so much for coming on this journey with me! Can't believe it's almost over! But I am so looking forward to sharing The Labyrinth of Flame with you.