We had a beautiful Sunday to round out a stunning weekend. The high was 43 degrees and it was clear all day. The low was 30 degrees and it was 36 and cloudy at observation this morning. It is socked in on top right now, but looks like it'll clear again this afternoon.
I am thrilled by the prospect of these final 4 days of solitude before crew trickles back up top to start pre-season preparations. It will be a fitting way to end the season. Plenty of time for reflection, hiking all around and about, reading poetry, listening to my beloved oldies, writing letters to friends, etc. in the abundant sunshine of Mt. LeConte. As my friend JimmyJam K. likes to say, 'making memories!' It is inconceivable to me that the time has gone by this quickly and my departure is imminent. I think that is an indication that I have finally fallen into the lifestyle that is most amenable to my nature. I am so blessed.