The best part of getting up before the sun or anyone else on the mountain is seeing so many amazing sites! Just before sunrise I stepped out on the porch of the kitchen to see about 10-15 bats flying about for a morning meal. It was so fascinating! Sunrise this morning was so peaceful with birds chirping and the light shades of blue and gold.
Despite the chance for rain, we had a beautiful day yesterday. The temperature reached a moderate 65 degrees and only dropped to 52 overnight. Again today they are calling for a chance of rain. However, currently it is beautiful and sunny. Recently, the mountains have been like Florida; rain coming in the afternoon, sometimes rather unexpectedly. This is just another reason to always be prepared when you go out hiking.
John Paul Krol
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