A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish. ~W.H. Auden
This quote made me smile. I like to think of myself as a gourmet daydreamer. Just the other day, the crew was discussing takes hikes by oneself. We were talking about thru hiking the AT and what an amazing feat it is. Our crew has 3 completed full thru hikes and 2 attempted thru hikes. One of the experiences I relish the most are the miles and miles of hiking and daydreaming. The freedom to stop anywhere along the trail and take a nap or just watch the clouds float by. One of the many pleasures of this job is having an afternoon off to hike around the mountain and enjoy the clouds on the sky. I hope that those of you who visit the mountain take the time to enjoy what the mountain has to offer. It is the little things in life that make this world a better place.
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Please note the the lodge is closed for the winter. Doors reopen March 25, 2024.
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