Weather or Not
Many in the north were optimistic that towards the end of a bitterly cold and snowy season, nature would allow for the gentle passage of a warming trend as February approached its final days, and March eagerly waited to ride into New England. Unfortunately, the result was a distant second from the sunny days associated with the early stages of spring skiing and deck-parties hosting raucous, but amusing entertainment.
The northeast mountain ranges faced winter’s last revenge. Snow, ice, sleet, and frigid temperatures blanketed the region—from its peaks to valleys; the weather covered even the slightest spot of color with—inches to feet—of ice, a snowy-mix, even powder. It was perhaps the season’s worse storm at the highest altitudes.
The GMC winter driving event was scheduled during this same period, with participants knowing that facing the elements would be as tortuous as driving in them; resilient, they all made the journey.
The harsh conditions getting to Vermont’s tallest peak, Mount Mansfield, (hours away), was an ideal testing ground for the new 2019 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 4WD Crew Cab and AT4. Upon arrival to the mountain’s basecamp, the hybrid pickups would face another set of obstacles; they would be tested by participants, in a real-world, outdoor laboratory.
For some, the word design or designer is an enigma as much as it is used to describe a long list of multifaceted talents. As a catch-all expression, it often relates to abstraction, while bearing no intrinsic value, unless of course, someone is willing to purchase the result of the notion.
One look around, and it becomes evident that design isn’t necessarily associated with taste or style—but, it is usually tied to a hefty price tag.
The word design is thrown around like confetti—at cocktail parties and social gatherings of artist-types—the insignia has become a calling card for the 21st Century, with expressionism reaching new heights.