Such feeling, such longing, most of us have experienced in passing moods; but in the highlander it is a permanent state of mind, sustaining him from the cradle to the grave. To enjoy freedom and air and elbow-room he cheerfully puts aside all that society can offer, and stints himself and bears adversity with a calm and steadfast soul. To be free, unbeholden, lord of himself and his surroundings - that is the wine of life to a mountaineer. Horace Kephart
It's another gloomy morning up top. The high yesterday reached 43 degrees. The low came early yesterday morning, 20 degrees shortly after 7am observation. It was 40 degrees and mostly cloudy at observation today. The mountain received .21 inches of rain, making for some saturated trails. It's rather windy out today, so be prepared for wet, cold conditions if you intend to summit.
I apologize for not posting yesterday. I caught a nasty flu bug this past week and was busy resting up. I want to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to my friends Guy, Janice, Danny, Diana, Dick and Ann who all helped me to pick up some much needed relief from the valley without having to leave my bed. I am already starting to feel better and can't express my gratitude enough. I have some truly wonderful friends.
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