I thought I would give the day a head start and lay low this morning. The rain started as I was finishing my coffee and made the decision for me.
I had 2,500’ish to climb in 3 miles. If this rain is snow up there, it could be a mild snowfall or a blizzard. Both are likely. I’ll check it out later after a morning nap.
While laying about, listening to rain drops splashing off my tent, I put on an On Being podcast episode. The topic was trees with Suzanne Simard. Suzanne did the science that proves all trees are connected, and further posits that humans are a part of that connection.
I’m working on reconnecting presently.
It’s 10:30 am and the rain has only gotten heavier. I asked for a weather report on my InReach to find the forecast is for 100% rain this morning, tapering to 40% this afternoon and 0% over night. Tomorrow, sunny.
Ok, decided. I dug a moat around my tent to guide the puddles of water formed in the compacted earth away from my dry things, and climbed back inside for some hot cider and reading. Thank goodness the fear I carry is boredom because I have a new book, half a Harper’s magazine and hours of podcasts in my pocket. The not walking will probably be good for my back and foot too.
Well, the day happened, and at times the rain stopped and I could spy fresh snow above. Tomorrow will be stunning.
Dang, I should have thrown in a tube of jam to go with the cakes. Next time! (jam is always the first exhausted item on my trips)
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I had some pb I would put on each bite!
Thanks for the nice pics – in spite of the rain – Renee, and for including us in your trip.