It’s currently 26 degrees with 1” inch of snow on the ground. Light is beginning to trickle through the cloud cover. Overall, the mountain is very calm.
24 hour temperature range | High: 31 Low: 25
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Old blue dangled quietly at my side, illuminating the path away from the lodge. The cloud covered ceiling overhead displayed gentle hues of blue. It was enough to inspire a walk around the mountain. I slowly disappeared into the haze.
On the cliff tops I admired an armor-clad fir tree. I found myself inspired, yet again. The steadfast resilience of nature was like nothing else I’d seen. The wind picked up slightly; a nearby evergreen creaked in agreement.
I blew out the old lantern and made for home.