It’s currently 21 degrees and clear. Yesterday’s high was 30 degrees, with an overnight low of 6 degrees. The winds have subsided and we still have 4” of snow on the ground.
Access to Alum Cave Trailhead is now available via Hwy 441. Expect plenty of ice on the trails up top.
I woke to a clouded world. Yesterday’s incredible sunset paired with evening glimpses of the Geminid Meteor Shower left me content with the haze around me. None the less, I poured a cup and marched into the morning light. Oblivious to what lay ahead.
I arrived at Apollo Overlook just before sunrise. The world was grey and my coffee mug was dry. I sat down and began to close my eyes. An orange speck caught my attention. It grew. The clouds whispered around me. I focused on the object hovering above. It continued to grow. I was observing the sun, perfectly filtered through the clouds. Suddenly, the earth was aglow! Prepared for battle, I got into position. The dragon’s fiery breath swirled around me. Lost in the beauty, I never stood a chance…
…I was consumed.
So it goes,
– Augusta Kantra