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
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 and
* 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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