There was nothing to do and we did it. Arthur Conan Doyle
It is a beautiful, blustery morning up top. The high yesterday reached 30 degrees. The overnight low was 23 degrees. It was 27 degrees and lightly snowing at 7am observation. It looks like the mountain is due to receive a little bit of snow today. There is still a trace left up top. The trails are rather icy, hopefully the new snow provides some much needed traction. It should be a great day to get out, enjoy!
I had a great hike up Rainbow yesterday. I love late afternoon jaunts up the mountain, there is always so much to see. The grey evening light settled as I got towards Rocky Spur, allowing me to watch the stars come up as I made the ridgewalk from the Bullhead junction. There is so much astonishment to be had in this environment, you just need to stay alert and let the inspiration flow into you. Many come to the woods for their sparseness, that 'other' quality in comparison to their overstimulated lives. There is so much to engage the mind once your focus narrows and the clutter drops to the wayside. Break out of your man made chrysallis.
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Please note the the lodge is closed for the winter. Doors reopen March 25, 2024.
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