"I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning."-
J. B. Priestley
Morning has arrived in full splendor. We were excited to see the beautiful sunrise this morning. It adds energy to the day. Not that we need much energy. The weekend is just about here and that will make for a lot of activity around the lodge. All though, yesterday was quite active. The cooler temperatures are bringing hikers out of the woods and into the dining room where the hot chocolate is flowing. The high yesterday was 59º with a low of 43º.
It is going to be a fantastic weekend to day hike to the top and you don't even have to worry about missing a football game.
Having been up here for 12 years, I have seen a lot. I do not recall meeting a 2 year old who can claim to have hiked the entire Alum Cave trail on their own. Well, I can now. Kira Mayhew tackled the trail with her dad and sister in tow. I got a glimpse of the competitive future of the family when her parents told me her sister hiked the entire way at the age of three. The hike took 8 hours and there was even a 40 minute hammock nap in the mix. I think I will take cue and start adding a hammock nap into my hikes up and down the mountain. That sounds delightful.
Way to go Kira. I wonder what other records you will you tackle when you get older. She didn't have much to say to me this morning, she was busy carbo loading for the trip down.
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