Hood. "Silver Clouds Below"
Timberline Lodge, Purple Lupine
and Silver Clouds
Another of those days
on The Mountain, like a dream. I'm aloft, in the clear air, while
the lowlands endure dullness and confusion beneath those brillant,
silvery clouds. I feel a familiar reluctance to return to my home
in the lowlands.
at 6,200 ft. along the PCT
The cloudless image below was
taken the same afternoon as the one at page top, but this view
is upwards toward the summit rather than downwards toward the
cloud-filled valleys! The Pacific Crest Trail cuts across the
slope just 150 ft. beyond this point. Shall we hike south to the
Sierras, or north to Canada?
In the dank, crowded valleys
and lowlands, it's easy to fall into feeling dazed and confused.
Please pause for a moment
* Timberline Lodge was
built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930's,
a massive labor of love. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated
it in the summer of 1937. Since that time, over 30 million visitors
have passed through its sturdy stone passages and slept in its
beds. It's a big name on the National Historic Register.
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