Yesterday was incredibly cold for the majority of the day! It was -4 as I woke up and stayed close to zero until nightfall. A warm front pushed in overnight, which made it seem like yesterdays' high was actually 23 when in fact that occurred overnight. The low was -4. It was 23 and clear at observation. We still have about an inch of snow on the ground.
As I rested by the Cave Bluffs yesterday, the blissful combination of strenuous hiking, a respite from negative temperatures in the forgiving sun and a simple foam sleeping pad allowed me to slip in and out of consciousness. Looking towards the sun, I would close my eyes and let the transcendentally strange lightshow play out against my eyelids. Prehistoric TV. I have wondered what those floating specks of light are. Stardust? I entertain the thought for a few hours (As Abbey says, somebody's gotta do it) and hike back up to my -4 degree sanctuary.