is on the horizon…. after reaching the peak of Mt. Bare from Taylor Notch at a much slower pace than last fall (!) and taking in the sights, we decided to forge on to the overlook at Mt. Hitchcock – pressing into new territory and expanding all of our horizons. It was a perfect day for hiking; we spent as much time lounging in the sun as actually moving.
I also had some memories of being there being there from over a year ago, on the Summer Solstice.
I learned several things today, but mostly I just enjoyed relaxing, being quiet, taking in the views and smells, and talking about whatever came up.
We saw a Downy Woodpecker on the way down; a real treat for me since I haven’t seen one since Dummerston. It also provided the impetus to learn a lyric that women farmworkers used to sing in a certain Asian country.