We wander, still as death, unwearied, on heights that we do not see as heights but as plains, as our safety. Nietzsche
It's a gorgeous, wintry morning up top. The high yesterday reached 39 degrees. The low dipped down to 13 degrees. It was 13 degrees and clear up top at 7am observation. The snow is now patchy, but there are still going to be slick spots on the trail. I doubt that it will climb above freezing today. It seems like we're in store for some cold weather over the next few days.
Top photo: Caretaker tracks. Above: Big clouds.
I had a fantastic hike out to Alum Gap yesterday along the Boulevard Trail. I started out while the sun was still rising, before it's shades ripened to a pure bright yellow. The gentle brightness softened the needles on the pines, the forest was enchanted as ever. The crepuscular hours have a special kind of magic. The hours still belong to the night creatures, I followed bear and bobcat tracks the whole way. The new snow hinted at their evening escapades, what I'd give to feel their wildness!
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