It’s another fine morning up top. Crystal clear skies with every star in the universe out saying good morning. Yesterday, it was a bitter cold day with the high only reaching 19 degrees. The overnight low dipped down to 6 degrees. It’s currently 15 degrees with light winds. The snow depth stands around 5”. Traction is definitely needed to reach the summit. Today is forecasted to be sunny with a bit warmer than what we felt yesterday. Pack your best puffy and extra layers. Have a great day!
Moonlight covers the evening sky. Reflecting from the bright white snow the lodge illuminated like a spotlight at a Broadway show. Fir trees creek from heavy rime ice coating their branches as I open my cabin door. The mountain is silent other than me stirring around. Kettle hot, I pour the first mornings cup and sit and listen to the wind. Very peaceful! Sun is rising so I’m off to catch a glimpse of the predawn show. See you at the top!
Mountains! Think of them; speak of them; look upon them!... Here they are in all their majesty and abundance! -ISAIAH KEPHART-