The world is fairly studded and strewn with pennies cast broadside by a generous hand. But- and this is the point- who gets excited by a mere penny? But if you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted in pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days. Annie Dillard
It's a beautiful, clear morning up top. The high yesterday reached 30 degrees. The overnight low was 12 degrees. It was 29 degrees and clear at 7am observation. The mountain received no new precipitation and there is still about an inch of snow remaining up top. The trails are in good shape and I believe that it is possible to reach the summit without Microspikes. Be careful on the slick spots, but the warm weather today should cause some significant melt... Get out and enjoy the day!