January 6, 2019
Shaping up to be another gorgeous day on the mountain. Sunshine goes a long way in energizing the spirit this time of year, and it certainly makes the solar panels happy. We’re still looking at about 1” of snow on the ground, and our early morning temp is nearing the freezing mark.
24 hour temperature range | High: 30 Low: 20
As promised, more inspiring words from the poetic and talented Ben Spicer. This particular piece certainly speaks to challenges some face while tackling this giant of a mountain. May it serve as motivation for your next adventure.
By Benjamin J Spicer
Mountain you have yet to see
The day that you have bested me
I am still a worthy foe
Though breathe comes quick and progress slow
Mountain you may think you've won
Watching this exhausted one
But I will stand upon your head
And you will suffer loss Instead
Mountain you can laugh away
I will conquer you today
And when I rise and suffer through
Tis I who'll smile and laugh at you
Mountain go ahead and vow
That someday you will take me down
This my friend shall never be
You will never vanquish me
Mountain go ahead and glare
I have water yet to spare
For you my Sweet are just a hill
And I am stronger better still
1/6/2019 10:58:48 am
love the poems....such a feeling to reach the top !!! and inspiring photos to push you there
1/7/2019 01:36:55 pm
The poem for today fits me just right. Next time up I might start out a few hours sooner.
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