Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you do not have; but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for. Epicurus
It was a mild, rainy day yesterday. The high was 47. It rained consistently from about 10-noon, then on and off for the remainder of the day. There was .74" of rain. The low was 38. It was 44 and clear at observation. It sounds like there's a good chance for PM showers, so be prepared.
I had a nice hike in the rain down Alum. My trusty umbrella kept me dry for the trip. I got some lunch in town (Thanks for the early Christmas gift, Chris & Allyson!) and then hiked back up Rainbow Falls. The rain just about quit, which made for a warm hike up. I can't believe that I was able to hike up the tallest peak east of the Mississippi in shorts and a t-shirt. A day before winter solstice, no less! It is officially unusually warm. I'll be indoors reading, finishing some projects and taking a well-earned zero day.
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