It would be merciful for people not to come calling and disturb the loneliness of the mountains, to which I have returned from the sorrows of the world. Muso Soseki
It was a nice day yesterday, but it looks like the weather has finally turned. The mountain is in a cloud. The high yesterday reached 44 degrees and the overnight low was 36 degrees. It was 43 degrees and drizzling lightly at 7am observation. The forecast is calling for rain up top all day. I wish it was 20 degrees colder so I could curl up with a book and watch the snow fall... soon enough, hopefully. Be sure to pack some rain gear if you'll be venturing out! Alum is already soggy with all the recent snowmelt, the rain today should make it positively sloppy.
I had a pleasant hike down Alum yesterday afternoon. The AM clouds were clearing a bit and I only saw about 10 people on the trail. Much thanks to all the kind folks who've brought me tea, stamps, jam, cheese and crackers over the past few days! It's the little things that mean a lot up here!
Top photo: I got bored and took some macro shots yesterday. Above: Plenty of clouds to keep me company.
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