If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having. Henry Miller
It was another quiet day on the mountain. It was a high of 45 yesterday, but cloudy and blustery. There was a low of 38 last night. This is the first time there have been bursts of lightning in the valley as I was doing observation. It's pretty intense.
I was able to do a short hike out to Myrtle yesterday, then a few miles out Alum. The ice is slowly becoming a non issue. Winter keeps peeking in, then disappearing. I've heard there is precipitation expected over the next few days and a cold front coming through Wednesday evening which may turn the mountain treacherous again.
I finished cleaning the kitchen after my hike and did some reading. I was lucky enough to have a friend hike up a New York Times, some apples, bananas and spinach for me. Thanks to everyone for all their kindness!
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