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.
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