"Free is the bird in the air, And the fish where the river flows; Free is the deer in the wood, And the gipsy wherever he goes. Hurrah! And the gipsy wherever he goes." There is a dash of the gipsy in every one of us who is worth his salt. Horace Kephart
Top photo: Sky while hiking down Alum on Saturday. Above: Thomas Jefferson.
It was a clear, snowy day yesterday. The high was 33 degrees. For the majority of the morning, it sleeted and did not seem like it wanted to snow. Around noon, the temperature dropped and stayed low enough to keep snowing. The mountain received .49" of rain and 2 inches of snow. The low was 17 degrees. It looks like it'll be a beautiful, clear day up top.
Yesterday morning felt like one of those days where the mountain was trying to talk with me. I hiked down Rainbow Falls into the mist and didn't see another hiker until the Falls. It is an egocentric myth, but it felt like I was the only one on the mountain. Big spaces & solitude can do some mystical things to your head. I am so grateful to be able to enjoy this wilderness and feel like a homo sapien.
"Closely control children" signs are my favorite.
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