dawn is mine, but i will share it.
We have left the land and have embarked. We have burned our bridges behind us - indeed, we have gone farther and destroyed the land behind us. Now, little ship, look out! Beside you is the ocean: to be sure, it does not always roar, and at times it lies spread out like silk and gold and reveries of graciousness. But hours will come when you will realize that it is infinite and that there is nothing more awesome than infinity. Nietzsche
It's a beautiful, clear morning up top. The high yesterday reached 37 degrees. The overnight low was 31 degrees. It was 34 degrees and clear at 7am observation. The mountain received .40" of rain yesterday. We were up in the clouds until evening, when some stars decided to make a guest appearance after a few evenings off. There's almost no more snow left up top and only a few icy sections left on Alum.
This fine morning feels like a blessing after the past few days. I truly do enjoy hiking in the fog, with the mist veiling the universe beyond and only my memory to serve as guide to the local sights. It is it's own kind of special. But still, somehow after a few gray days it's easy to forget what a show the morning puts on. These clear days with a little bit of cloud cover gently shake the sky to life with a mix of warm pinks, lavenders and a hint of orange. It is simply beautiful. There is no point in making it more complicated than it needs to be.
12/25/2012 01:22:01 am
Merry Christmas JP!!!
12/25/2012 01:27:40 am
Love the wreath! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas. What a place to be on a special day like today!
12/25/2012 01:37:47 am
JP, wishing you a Merry Christmas on this day. Thanks for the gifts that you give to us through your posts and pics. Blessings on you.
12/25/2012 01:48:38 am
Merry Christmas, JP!
12/25/2012 01:56:06 am
Merry Christmas John Paul...you will enjoy it in a special place.
12/25/2012 02:02:37 am
Merry Christmas JP! Thank you for the daily updates and awesome pictures.
12/25/2012 02:06:55 am
A Blessed Mountain Christmas to you, JP!
12/25/2012 02:09:49 am
MERRY CHRISTMAS JP. Have a great day. See you soon.
12/25/2012 02:36:22 am
Merry Christmas JP!!!! Thanks for your daily posts, I never miss it.
12/25/2012 02:42:34 am
Merry Christmas JP!
12/25/2012 03:14:39 am
I hope the beauty and serenity of the day overwhelms your soul. Be blessed!
12/25/2012 03:28:53 am
Merry Christmas. Have a nice day and, hopefully, you will have hikers on the mountain today.
12/25/2012 03:45:52 am
Merry Christmas to all!!!
12/25/2012 04:47:45 am
Merry Christmas JP!
12/25/2012 05:56:21 am
Merry Christmas JP and all you great hiking people.
Sharon in AL
12/25/2012 11:40:39 am
Merry Christmas from north AL!!! Be careful up there tonight. High winds moving in over the Appalachians. Take cover, and maybe you'll see some of that "white stuff" tomorrow!!!
12/25/2012 12:36:49 pm
Merry Christmas jp and all. Stay safe out there. We in central Ohio are under a blizzard warning for Wed. I will send some your way JP.
12/25/2012 12:41:07 pm
Merry Christmas JP and to all those who follow this site. We in Central Indiana are also on a winter storm watch for Wed. Predictions of 8+ inches of that fine white stuff beginning after 2:00 AM. Causing most of my out of town family to high-tail it for home before it hits! As for me, I've got plenty of books and hot choc to see me through the storm. We'll see if it really happens!
12/26/2012 12:42:38 am
Great pic on Alum. I liked the light on the branches contrasting with the fog. Enjoy your special time on the mountain. Merry Christmas JP.
12/26/2012 12:54:56 am
Glad you had a good Christmas, JP.
12/26/2012 04:30:06 am
12/26/2012 08:59:34 pm
JP: we finally got some snow! It was a nice divergence to the usual flow of the day. Hope all is well and see you at the lbl if not sooner
Bob & Iona
12/27/2012 12:00:39 am
Merry Christmas your gifts to us all are your pictures and posts ... have blessed New Year
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