"A man can climb a mountain in a hundred different ways"- P. Weiss
The quote above really spoke to me. I see so many people hiking up this mountain and they all have a different experience. Whether it takes you an hour or thirteen, everyone has a different goal on what they would like to get out of their journey. We don't judge people on what journey they choose. As the Appalachian Trail community says, "Hike your own hike". Speaking of the Appalachian Trail, last years crew member, Bethany Houghton, will be stopping by for a visit on her way to Maine. We are super excited to see her and hear about her journey on that life changing trail. This is one aspect of the job that I will miss. I cherish the relationships that have come to fruition over the years. It is such a joyful experience to gain new "family" members during each season. Well, the sun is rising up over the mountain and it has the makings for another gorgeous day. The rain blew out early yesterday and we had a lovely spring day up top. The high was 64º with a low of 44º. I hope everyone has a great day. Happy Hiking.
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Please note the the lodge is closed for the winter. Doors reopen March 25, 2024.
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