Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Temperature, -2º. No wind, so being out actually is not uncomfortable as Brent McGregor and I tromp through the hard crusty snow up a small hill known to some locals as " Gobbler's Knob." I can't tell from being there why it's callled that. Suffice to say that it's the best view of the mountains within 30 minutes of my front door. Our purpose for going out was to watch the full moon set over the Cascades but a low cloud bank scuttled that. To the east, however, was a magnificent sunrise and to the south of the clouds Mt. Washington glowed in the early alpenglow. I've slept late many mornings this winter, so getting out at 6:30am, seeing a new place in the neighborhood, and being back in the comfort of a warm living room by 8:30am is a great start to the day.