To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to the violence of our times. Thomas Merton
It's a beautiful, blustery morning up top. The high yesterday reached 34 degrees. The low was 6 degrees, recorded shortly after observation yesterday morning. It was 34 degrees and clear at 7am observation. The mountain received no new precipitation, but there is still about 7 inches of snowfall up top. As of this posting, Highway 441 is closed. Check the Park Service's twitter feed for updated road status. Enjoy the snow world!
Yesterday was a fantastic day to watch the world unfold. It was still and bluebird through early afternoon. The trees were a wonder to gaze upon, stark white against a deep blue backdrop. After days in single digits, the sun was out in full force, charging solar panels and warming backs. As the day progressed, a few clouds emerged and the wind went from a gentle whisper to a raucous howl. Sunset was perfect, illuminating the clouds with all shades of orange, red and pink. A bright moon worked with the deep snowpack to create a dim ethereal night. Every moment different, every difference new.
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