It is currently 36 degrees and clear up top. Yesterday’s high was 43 degrees, with an overnight low of 27.
Last night’s super moon had Mt. Le Conte under strict surveillance. Nothing escaped the spotlight. I ventured up to Cliff Tops late in the evening to see the world glowing around me. Silent and content, I walked back to my loft.
I woke late in the night, the world around brighter than before. A strong temptation to wander pulled. I reluctantly declined the moon’s invitation, securing my spot on the sunrise roster.
I woke again, this time for sunrise. The world still glowing as the moon finished up the last hour of his graveyard shift. I stumbled up the trail, stiff from the lactic acid pooling in my sore legs. The daily mountain runs were beginning take their toll. My thoughts began to drift. I looked up through the green tunnel to see the mountains coming to life. I quieted my thoughts, the show was about to begin…
“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
- Henry David Thoreau -
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