1-20-08. Visibility 100 + miles. The temperature was holding about 5 F. all day with 40 mph winds in the most exposed areas (it was nice to get in the trees or behind ridges and out of the wind from time to time!).
It was completely clear by 10:00 am.
Nice views of Grandfather mountain ridge, Table Rock, Roan Mountians, and even the sliver of the Black Mountains ridge line on the horizon!
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe