I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest man thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit. When the mathmatician would solve a difficult problem, he first frees the equation of all encumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms. So simplify the problem of life, distinguish between the necessary and the real. Probe the earth to see where your main roots run. Thoreau
It's a beautiful, clear morning up top. It is our first undercast of the season! Clouds are spread as far as the eye can see this morning. The high yesterday reached 39 degrees. The overnight low was 23 degrees. It was 24 degrees and clear at 7am observation. The mountain received .21" of rain yesterday, mostly in misty bouts throughout the day. The trails are sure to be a bit icy and soggy, so beware! I have seen folks make it up in much worse without traction, but I would recommend carrying a pair of Microspikes just in case. Get out and enjoy this beautiful day!
I did some light exploring through the mist yesterday afternoon. I have always believed that the weather in the Park is one of its great attractions. With a different humidity level every day, there is always something new happening to the views and to the light. It is difficult to feel like you have a handle on a place when it is in constant flux.
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