It turned out to be a rainy Sunday, but that did not stop the hikers from ascending the mountain. We went through a lot of hot chocolate which helped take the chill off of the wet dayhikers. I took a moment to check out the flower beds around camp. I was pleasantly surprised to find not just the usual one trillium, but seven. I love the surprises that each year brings. I never know what to expect. The trillium I found were the Sweet White Trillium (trillium simile). It is the white form of the Wakerobin Trillium. You may also hear it referred to as a White Wakerobin. I look for these flowers every spring. When we started this job, 12 years ago, there were not any trillium in our flower beds. I found the first one about six years ago. Every year, I watch to make sure they are still there. It is a cool, cloudy morning on the top. The high yesterday was 56º with a low of 48º. It looks like it could be another rainy day. I hope it is clear below for all of your Memorial Day cookouts. Those of us on the mountain would like to take a moment to remember all of those brave men and women who have served and protected the United States of America. You are in our hearts and minds.
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