I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. Henry David Thoreau
We had a rainy day yesterday. I didn't see another person on the mountain. The high was 42 and the low was 22. It was 22 and clear at observation. We got .85 inches of rain. It looks like we'll have a nice weekend to make up for how nasty yesterday was. Those lucky enough to get an early start to their hike today will be hiking into the clouds, as we're experiencing some inversion up top. It's pretty spectacular.
I had a really nice inside day yesterday. I finished Aldo Leopold's 'A Sand County Almanac' and did some laundry. I definitely needed the rest. I ended up sleeping 13 hours last night. I am hoping we get some snow soon. My White Christmas is in jeopardy!
Top photo: Inversion at dawn. Above & below: Inversion as the morning progressed.
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