It’s currently 36 degrees and cloudy up top. Mt. Le Conte received .2” inches of rain. The 24-hour high was 36 degrees with a low of 32 degrees.
I woke and began walking around the misty lodge. Gloomy evergreens dripped around me as I drifted through the somber darkness. The mountain began to take on a bluish hue. The miners lamp in my right hand served as my only beacon of light - my beacon of warmth.
I began thinking about the cloudy view in front of me. It was no less beautiful than the clear cloudless sunrises from the week prior. The grey background helped me find a closer focal point. The blanket of clouds always helped me see and appreciate the finer details of Mt. Le Conte’s landscape. With no sun stealing all the attention, I continued to walk...
...exploring the sights patiently waiting under my nose.
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” - Marcus Aurelius