Day 131 - Winter Wonderland

We woke to a snow covered tent and a transformed landscape.

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it's amazing how even the slightest dusting can change the way I look at things.

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But as I walked, the snow got deeper. 

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And its effects more dramatic. 

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The forest opened up to display Mount Thielsen, an impressive extinct volcano with a horn-like peak. 

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We ate lunch near a stream that ran down the mountain, and warmed our bodies in the sun.

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By mid afternoon, the snow gave way to the sun's radiant gaze.

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And clung only to the places still in shadow. 

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We reached the highest point for the remainder of the trail. 

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And started making our way down the mountain. 

Its all down hill from here, right? 

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<3 Will