What an amazing day up top. The sun was shining and it was warm enough to sit out and enjoy it. The high was 64º with a low of 49º. For the first time in a while, the notes for yesterdays weather said "clear". We had a busy day on the mountain. I can tell we are entering the July 4th week. Lots of families made their way to the top to finish or start their summer vacations. Chris and I were busy in the kitchen all day yesterday. We decided to take a night stroll to check out the glow worms. For the first time, in my time on the mountain, I witnessed glow worms and fireflies. They were spectacular. We shared the beauty with some other fellow night hikers. They thought we were crazy when we saw their headlamps coming down the path and asked them to turn them off and keep coming forward. One of the girls said she was a little leery of the voice calling out in the dark, but she was so happy she took my advice and got to experience the beauty that awaited her along the sides of the trail. Sometimes you just have to take a chance and enjoy what night time has to offer in the forest. You might be amazed.
John Paul Krol
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