The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood. His intercourse with heaven and earth, becomes part of his daily food. In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows. Nature says,--he is my creature, and maugre all his impertinent griefs, he shall be glad with me. Ralph Waldo Emerson
It was another mild day yesterday. The high was 42. The low was 37. It was 42 and drizzling at observation. There was .17" of rain yesterday, most coming in the evening.
It looks like there will be thunderstorms today, so be cautious on the upper slopes. I've heard reports that the ice at elevations higher than Alum Cave is particularly treacherous. It's also getting dark around 5:30 up here, so if you're not at the summit by 3 please turn back. Be sure to pack rain gear, layers, ice traction and a headlamp.
I went for a run yesterday, then spent the rest of the day reading. I'm really hoping this projected spell of grey days breaks and we get some snow.
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