I cannot see on the outside at all. We thought ourselves great philosophers in those wet days, when we used to go out and sit down by the wall sides. Thoreau
Above: View towards LeConte from Brushy Mountain. Below: Brushiness on the way up. I hope I never reach the point where walking through Rhododendrons approaching the peak of a summit doesn't get my heart racing, filled with nostalgia for March 2010 and anticipation for every adventure on the horizon.
It was a mild day atop LeConte. The high was 34 degrees. The low was 27 degrees. It was 30 degrees and clear at observation. It looks like it'll be another beautiful, clear day. Highs may creep into the 40's. Be prepared for some wet trails, as a lot of snow is melting right now. The spring was flowing as forcefully as I've seen it.
Last night, while listening to the radio I thought about a conversation I had with my friend a few weeks ago.
Caretaker: I don't know if I could ever get lonely up here with an oldies' station this good.
Friend: That is the loneliest thing I've ever heard.
Above: Brushy Mountain survey marker. Below: Twilight on Trillium.
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