As I approached Cerro Alto I saw the clouds above her ant they said today will be a very cold hike . And it was so . The air was crisp and I enjoyed the serenity and solitude cold weather brings to the mountain . The birds sang , my dog Sierra played , dry winter leaves stood proud , having survived the recent rains .
And as I exited the trail the sunset danced in the heavens rewarding me for making a cold 45 degree winter hike !