It’s currently 42 degrees up top. Yesterday’s high was 44 degrees, with an overnight low of 36. We received 2.25” inches of rain.
I woke to a deluge of rain. The wind had paused periodically to catch its breath. I thought back to last night’s hike along the Alum Cave Trail. The ice was nearly gone; the trail was a river. Waterfalls catapulted off the mountain, covering the path below. Smiling, I let the memories take the back burner. Dressed and ready, I walked out into the solemn mountain scene.
The mountain was spooky; haunting all who passed through. Moisture laden apparitions floated through the trees, soaking everything. The moss seemed to glow from the understory. Even in these challenging conditions – Mt. Le Conte was a source of beauty. My observations were short lived. The mountain was catching its second wind…
…the wind began to howl.
P.S. – Shout out to Kalli. I hope you have a wonderful day! See you up the trail.