What a fabulous day to be on the mountain. The temperature was perfect, with no humidity, and the sky was that perfect cerulean blue. I made my way out to Myrtle Point to get my dose of vitamin D. It was interesting to witness the thick layer of cloud coverage to the east of the lookout. As you can see in this photo, the clouds just stopped. They were like this for the hour I was out there. It was almost as if there was a wall and the clouds would roll back onto themselves. Luckily, Myrtle Point remained under the warm sun. The high yesterday was a perfect 67º. It did get cold enough for the heater last night. The low was 42º. That is pretty chilly for July. All in all, it was a perfect day on the mountain. I had almost forgotten what those days looked like. It was nice to be reminded.
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