If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won't see why we go. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to live. That is what life means and what life is for. George Mallory
It's a blustery morning up top! The high yesterday reached 41 degrees. The low was 30 degrees, recorded yesterday morning. It was 35 degrees and cloudy at 7am observation. It was pretty warm all day and there has been a good bit of melt. There is still about 2 inches of snow left up top. I'd expect the trails to be pretty slushy today, so be prepared for wet feet. Enjoy the day!
Top photo: First sledding runs of the season!!! Above: Crazy red purple skies at sunset! The clouds were divebombing us.
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