Another rainy day on the mountain. You know what the means? Tells from Africa. I apologize for the quality of the photograph above. I was cold and I guess shivering does not make for focused photographs. I will add that I took this photo and then put on my warm layers. I didn't want anyone to think I don't practice what I preach. This photograph was taken on our third day of hiking on Mt. Kilimanjaro. I was beginning to wonder if we had left the mountain and been teleported to the moon. The lava rocks, or boulders, made for an interested landscape. That was one of the unique experiences of this trip. Each day brought a different landscape. I will say the experience made me think of Alum Cave trail. People often ask me which trail to the lodge is my favorite. I will say Alum. I love how you have such distinct differences from strolling by the river for a while to traversing through a rock and finishing your hike looking out over the edge of a cliff. The views make for an interesting hike. One hike I will never grow tired of.
As I said earlier, it is socked in and rainy. The high yesterday was 52º with a low of 32º. Today is a good day to sit by the fire in the office and read a good book while drinking some of our famous hot cocoa. For those of you who wander out today, make sure you have good rain gear. You are going to get wet. But, as I have said before, rainy days can make for some of the best hiking. It is a different experience.
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