Ever' time de trains pass I want to go somewhere. Langston Hughes
It's a gorgeous morning up top. We are clear and above the clouds. The high yesterday reached 36 degrees. The low was 13 degrees. It is currently 13 degrees and clear. The mountain received no new precipitation yesterday. There is no snow left on the ground. I would bet that there is a bit of ice on the trails, but not too much. Most of the water has been steadily draining off the mountain over the past few days. Enjoy, it's bound to be a stunning day for a hike.
Top photo: Greatsky. Above: Sunset above the clouds.
Yesterday was worth it. It was worth all the long, weary, comfortless Greyhound bus rides, the endless peanut butter and jelly sandwiches when you have a three digit checking account, the near impossibility of finding proper health insurance, wandering about without a sense of community and questionable purpose as your friends start families and act like real, fulfilled grown ups, 'am i living up to my potential?!' - all the typical late twenties existential melodrama... sunsets like that just make every fret, worry and question evaporate. It is totally, utterly redeeming. It is hard to explain to the uninitiated 'why' living like this is worth it. You just had to be there. Trail life for life.
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