STOP! HALT! SLOW DOWN! WAIT! I CAN'T KEEP UP! This past little while has been a blur, the days are blending together and now it's mid April already! I haven't been able to "stop and smell the roses" or to "remember to breathe". I fit in a few hours this morning so I could get to a place where I could stop the clock. Prairie Mountain was that place!
My hope was to get there and be part way up for when the sun woke up but I was late.
Yet I was still early enough to be afforded a front of the line parking spot and a very quiet trail.
I was early enough to be before the winds and clouds of the day came along.
There is still lots of wind whipped snow to the sides of the main trail.
I turned around and hiked back up to the top and saw I was still solo here at the summit.
I stopped to smell the roses and to remember to breathe.