Master of beauty, craftsman of the snowflake, inimitable contriver, endower of Earth so gorgeous & different from the boring Moon, thank you for such as it is my gift. John Berryman
The mountain is currently in a cloud, though the forecast is calling for some clearing soon. The high yesterday reached 44 degrees. The overnight low dipped to 30 degrees and it was 38 degrees and drizzly at 7am observation. The mountain received .15" of rain yesterday.
The trails are very soggy right now. Be sure to plan accordingly! Check out this short article, with some good winter hiking tips written by my GMC field supervisor in Vermont.
It turned into an incredible evening after a cloudy start yesterday. There was some 'great sky', as my friend Jack would say. The shafts of golden light were shining through the scraggly evergreens with a special kind of radiance. It was so incredibly beautiful, words are obviously insufficient ... it's as if all my life has been leading me to these moments. It felt preordained in a way, intentional as a movie scene. I watched sunset from Cliff Tops with a rejuvenated appreciation for the beauty around me at all moments. It's such a thrilling prospect to me that all I have to do is walk out my cabin door and I will find something to marvel at in minutes. I can't believe people ask me if I get bored up here.
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