Our life should be lived as tenderly and daintily as one would pluck a flower. Thoreau
It's yet another beautiful, clear morning up top. The high yesterday reached 46 degrees. The overnight low was 29 degrees. It was 29 degrees and clear at 7am observation. The mountain received no new precipitation and there is no snow on the ground. There is very little ice remaining on the trails. Get out and and enjoy this beautiful solstice! I went out for a lovely long run yesterday. I visited some old haunts and felt the pleasure of hours spent in focused motion. It always feels crazy and wild when I see nobody else on these trails, almost as if I have my own private mountain. The endorphins guarantee it will not be my last long run, not by a long shot. There is too much positive reinforcement. The joy of constant discovery, the simplicity and grace of trail running - it makes it blatantly obvious that we are the product of our experiences. These trails are fluid, with different weather, light and conditions each day, so there is always something to be gained from the simple act of bearing witness.