Winters of My Life

Chris Higgins

Director Jonathan Burhop produced this very short film featuring Howard Weamer. From Burhop's description:

Winters of My Life is a portrait of Howard Weamer. For the past 35 years he has spent his winters as a hutkeeper in Yosemite's backcountry. He fills his days writing, reading, photographing, and being an ambassador to mountain culture. This is a brief look into his world and why he chooses to stay.

In the film, Weamer reviews his log of keeping the hut (starting in 1974), and discusses his feelings for the place that has been his winter home for more than half the winters of his life. It's pure poetry, and it's very short (just over three minutes, part of which is a credits sequence). Enjoy, and get ready for winter.

Winters of My Life from Jonathan Burhop on Vimeo.

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