such wild love - do you think there is anywhere, in any language, a word billowing enough for the pleasure that fills you, as the sun reaches out, as it warms you as you stand there, empty-handed - or have you too turned from this world - or have you too gone crazy for power, for things? Mary Oliver
It's a beautiful, clear and COLD morning up top. The high yesterday reached 18 degrees. The overnight low was negative 3 degrees. It was 5 degrees and clear at 7am observation. The mountain received an inch of snow yesterday afternoon, bringing our snowfall total to 3 inches. It looks like the next few days are bound to be frigid, so be sure to pack all sorts of layers, fresh socks and windproof gear if you intend to reach the summit. I'd recommend MicroSpikes if you intend to reach the summit, as well. The trails are still really slick!
I had a great time wandering around the mountain yesterday afternoon. An unexpected burst of snowfall came through, showering the mountain with thick perfect flurries. Within an hour there was some feathery accumulation and the wind was raging and rearranging the new snowfall into sleek drifts with the beautiful deliberation of a kid making a sandcastle. There was a deep abiding silence, which always seems more real when the snow falls and you can confirm - no footprints. Just one man, one mountain. A perfect ratio.
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