Sometimes It Is All Sunshine And Rainbows
Finally! A rainy day to test my rain gear.
I’ve been waiting for a rainy day that isn’t too cold to test my rain gear for the trail. It’s been pretty cold and snowy recently (I live in Columbia County, New York) so I haven’t had much of a chance to bust out my rain pants and jacket yet.
Today was finally the perfect opportunity. Forty-five degrees (not too terribly cold) and pouring relentless rain.
I grabbed all the gear I would need, put on my rain pants and jacket, and drove to the closest mountain. As I started up the trail I noticed the rain had begun to slow down. Oh well, I thought, this will still be a decent test.
Within ten minutes the rain completely stopped. Another mile up the trail I saw light breaking through the clouds. Around mile two blue skies. All of a sudden it was a beautiful blue sky sunny day!
It gets better.
As I was coming down the mountain I looked up and through the trees was one of the brightest rainbows I have ever seen. So much for testing my rain gear.
I guess I’ll have to test my rain gear another time, but I’m glad I went out. Sometimes it really is all sunshine and rainbows ?
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