Letting my light shine
...on the outside that is. Those who see my face these days usually do a double take before moving on. You see I tend to burn pretty deep. For some reason my face was the only thing that really got it when I went on Monday's hike. The worst of it was Monday night and Tuesday.
It was a great hike, by the way. When we stopped for lunch, the sun finally peaked out a little--it was total fog the rest of the time. Incidentally, my burn is not from direct sunlight (although, the brightness of the thing will make you think of direct sunlight). It's actually caused almost entirely by indirect light off the snow and fog. Anyway, when we finished lunch, Raphael called over, "come'n Mark" and started running the rest of our route. A few of the others decided to join us but we didn't stop until we were almost all the way up. I'm glad Raph started the run up the mountain, because it made the hike that much more satisfying to be able to tire myself out a little more.
By the time we reached the top, about half the group had joined us. The others were still at lunch.
Coming down is always the best part, though. There were a few really steep snow slopes--the kind that tend to seem even steeper when it's time to go back down. The steepest one was right at the top, so as soon as we figured how that was to be de-scale, we were completely broken in.
You all know how to ski on foot right?
Good times had we all! The others had started up our trail to seek us out. It seems they heard some screeching from either our snowball fights or our first ski-run.
Whatever was the case, I know I'm doing this story a grave injustice by writing when I need to get some homework done. For now, you can take a peak at my last hike, a small portion of which is written up here.