I believe you are latent with unseen existences, you are so dear to me. Whitman
It's a gorgeous, snowy morning up top. The mountain is dazzling white. The high yesterday reached 27 degrees. The low was 16 degrees. It was 16 degrees and snowing lightly at 7am observation. The storm didn't hit quite as hard overnight as expected and the mountain received little snow. There is still about 2 inches up top and it looks like it will continue to accumulate throughout the day. The trails are in good shape, the fresh powder has great traction. I came up yesterday without any traction devices and didn't slip at all. Enjoy the trails and be safe!
Top photo: Morning fog. Above: Evening clarity.
I had another fantastic, long hike yesterday. I timed it perfectly and had 10 miles to go at 4pm, the best time to be out. I enjoy the time of long shadows, preferring late evening to early morning. I have an easier time when I'm tired from the days effort, my mind slows with my legs and the languid, intuitive all seeing eye does it's best observing during these hours. My higher mind shuts itself down and all I do is see. It seems like the golden light breaks all barriers. Self doubt fades like early morning fog. There is nothing but glory and salvation in these hours.
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