Back again in the internet oasis and about to go back to the Falls and walk a little bit more ambitiously than the last time.
Another brilliant, brilliant day -- not hot, but the sun is v. assertive at these altitudes.
As always on holiday I make plans to revise the day-to-day when I get back to ordinary-level: purchase topographical maps, choose and fit the permanent car-picnic box, keep better records, REALLY find out how this camera works best...maybe this time?
Opened the curtains on the west-side of my motel room this morning to see the first light on the mountains across the valley. And what walked by, close enough to touch, but a very nice young white-tail buck...probably full of apple-sauce, bless him, there are a couple of derelict old trees in the next block. I admired him until he disappeared, then began getting day-ready, and there was a great uproar out that window, sounded something between a 'quack' and a 'mew' -- maybe most of all like a really annoying child with a new kazoo. Looked out again. Mrs. Whitetail went by, vociferating.
Got my opening-time dunk in the hot pool (102 F) this morning and then UP the delectable valley very briskly.
Lunch has been purchased, and I'm on my way again. Home tomorrow. Full of RESOLUTION.