“I personally want to ‘do’ death in the active and not the passive, and to be there to look it in the eye and be doing something when it comes for me.” Christopher Hitchens
It was another mild day yesterday. The high was 45. The low was 38. It was 40 and cloudy at observation. There's a near 100% chance of rain, so be prepared for some storms.
I had a great hike down Alum yesterday. I'm really starting to notice a difference in my ability to get into a good place mentally and get these big miles covered without effort. I was in a rush to beat what looked like a brewing storm and was able to make it up in 2 hours. I hauled water and plan on spending today primarily catching up on my inside activities after a big week of hiking. Be careful in the rain today!
Top photo: Stairs on Alum Cave trail. Above: Mt. LeConte from Douglas Lake. Photo by John Fisher.
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