It’s currently 47 degrees and partly cloudy. The morning fog began to recede after the sun rose. Yesterday’shigh was 59 degrees, with an overnight low of 44.
The trails have been ice free for quite some time now; that being said, the upper section of Alum Cave Trail is slick in spots from wet rock.
The clouds would likely descend upon the mountain - right when the sunset show was supposed to start. It was going to be a repeat of the last five days. I walked outside to confirm my presumption. The light was incredible. The blanket was high and tattered. Grabbing the camera gear, I bet against myself and made for Cliff Tops.
The heavens broke through the clouds. Standing alone on the windless ledge, I was paralyzed by the beauty. My camera sounded like a typewriter. Click, click, click. I paused. Becoming more deliberate, I watched the colors change - being more intentional with each press of the shutter. Pausing again, I stepped away from the camera and took a deep breath. The mountains were engulfed in light. A strong sense of freedom came over me…
Sunset always seemed to have that effect.
So it goes, Seth
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” - Lao Tzu