Gin Getz (born Virginia Tone) is a writer based out of the high mountains in southwestern Colorado. After full time mothering, she returned to her passion of writing two years ago. During that time, her poetry, essays and photography have been featured in The Willow Creek Journal, Creede Magazine, Horse & Rider Magazine, among others. She has recently completed her first full length manuscript, a memoir covering her own wild ride of life and her growing connection with nature and solitude. She is currently in Patagonia with her husband and dog to write the memoirs of another remarkable woman, Virginia Tice Neary Carrithers. She has lived coast to coast, and has settled for now on their remote, off-grid guest ranch far and away from town, telephone and traffic. Gin’s blog can be seen at www.GinGetz.com and her Colorado home site is www.lost-trail.com.
About person and place
For now, I am here.
Where will you find me tomorrow?
Together with this mountain, another mountain, a wide river, a hidden brook.
My work is inspired by the wild, remote and natural world around me, touching me, allowing me to touch.
I cannot say who I am without mentioning my family and the wild world I live in.
It is the relationship of these parts that makes me whole but ever-changing.
So, here I am. Back at our remote, high mountain, off grid ranch in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado about an hour from the nearest towns of Creede and Lake City. I have an amazing, talented, soft spoken mountain man of a husband who reads all my work and always tells me, “It’s nice,” and an awesome son, who was the point and purpose of my life for the past nineteen years, a writer in his own right (more published than me!), who is now pursuing his own education and dreams near the mountains of British Columbia. You probably won’t find me without my dog, Gunnar, a rather rambunctious two year old. Otherwise, my menagerie is down to three old cats, a few chickens and a dozen good horses.
And about this blog
Thank you for joining me here.
This site is my sounding board. A place and space to experiment with both words and images. This work here is not meant to be the final product. It is an ongoing process, as is life, of growth and change. This blog allows me the opportunity to share and receive feedback.
Please let me know what you think about the writing, photography, stories and this site… and about yourself. I enjoy hearing about you and your stories as well.
All writings and images are the copywrite and property of me (though I’d like to give my husband, Bob, and son, Forrest, credit for several photos and lots of the inspiration). Written permission must be obtained to reuse or reprint anything from this site.
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I hope you enjoy your time here.
Gin’s first blog, High Mountain Muse, a literary blog on nature, solitude and the search for serenity, can still be viewed on line.
Gin’s Colorado ranch can be viewed at Lost Trail Ranch.