It's a chilly, grey day up top. The high yesterday reached 37 degrees. The overnight low was 16 degrees. It was 16 degrees and cloudy at 7am observation. The mountain received no new precipitation and the abundant sunshine yesterday afternoon melted 2 inches of snow. There is still about 6 inches of snow left up top. The trails up top have enough snow pack so that traction devices are unnecessary, but I would imagine that there has been some thaw-freeze cycles further down the mountain creating some tricky spots. Enjoy the foggy mystery!
I spent yesterday wandering around camp and reading on my porch. It was a day to be out - warm sunshine, easy breezes and the dashing sparkle of my friend Snow. It was an easy day to marvel and daydream, with innumerable blessings popping into my head throughout the long afternoon. The million and one little unknowable factors - long, necessary conversations, larger than life friends, mentors and experiences, profound ideas that spoke to me, shaped me into who I am - all that had to break right for me to end up here. It's all too much to comprehend at times. Fortune has been kind to me and I am working hard to instill an consistent feeling of gratitude for all that has been laid in my lap.
2/5/2015 02:39:25 am
Yes it is.
2/5/2015 04:38:35 am
Luck, or destiny, who knows. Just enjoy every moment.
2/5/2015 10:18:38 am
Right! Life is short!! Here today, gone tomorrow.
2/5/2015 12:14:54 pm
My wife and I will have a rare day away from our 1 year old daughter this Saturday, and we're planning on doing a hike we've been wanting to do for a long time now: Mt Cammerer. Does anyone have any predictions if the trail might be slick on Saturday? We have YakTrax from a trip we made to LeConte in March 2013, but if it's really slick I'd rather just stick to a lower elevation hike and avoid the possible twisted ankles. Any information is much appreciated. Thanks all!
2/6/2015 01:11:41 am
You speak such beautiful words. "Fortune has been kind to me and I am working hard to instill an consistent feeling of gratitude for all that has been laid in my lap." -- I can relate to this, and truly believe that the more grateful you are for even the smallest of things...the more your life will continually be blessed.
2/6/2015 01:37:54 am
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