Fighting The Weather

I Think The Sun is a Flower, That Blooms For Just One Hour

This poem is from a fictional story by Ray Bradbury about a little girl who lives on Venus. Because of all the clouds, the sun would shine for only one hour every 10 years.  I’m beginning to know how she feels.

The White Mountains are without question the most challenging section of the Appalachian Trail. They are also supposed to be the most rewarding; unfortunately, the weather needs to cooperate for that to happen. A couple photos when mother nature (barely) allowed…

Day 69 – Day of Rest -0-

Day 70 – to Lakes of the Clouds Hut, over Mts. Eisenhower, Franklin and Monroe (11 miles)

Day 71 – to Madison Spring Hut, over Mount Washington and Jefferson  (7 miles)

Day 72 – to Pinkham Notch Visitors Center, over Mount Madison (8 miles) 

The miles have been short, but the climbs are long. These 26 miles covered Mounts Eisenhower, Franklin, Monroe, Washington, Clay, Jefferson and Madison. With a few minutes of sun (left within the one hour) on Mount Madison, hiker NatGeo snapped this great photo near the peak.

What’s It Like in the Rain?

It stinks. We’ve been seeing rain since we entered Vermont but nothing like we saw on Day 70 as we approached the famous Lake of the Clouds Hut. The rain was torrential and it was difficult to stay on the trail. We nearly ran into the Hut before we saw it. Note the pack covers…

What About Me?

Great question. As a matter of fact, I just hit the 1,000-mile mark. Here are a couple of just me.

On top of the world…

And By The Way

I spotted this Luna Moth on my way down Mount Madison. I suspect it’s drying out. Only my third sighting, ever.

Enough for now.

Thanks for listening.

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Comments 1

  • Carol : Jul 3rd

    Great pictures again! Be safe!



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