Saturday, December 29, 2007

Half and Half



The weather being pretty mild, we headed out for a walk, or hike, or whatever comes along.
The weather was so mild, in fact, there was fog in the area at 1:00 in the afternoon. That's kind of unusual.





As we approached the Notch, the fog was still pretty heavy.



But cresting the hill, the other side was suddendly crystal clear!


Hmm.

The best way to get a bird's eye view of this phenomenon, would be to scale Bare Mountain, which we had just passed. We U-turned, and parked at the Notch visitor's center.


The top of the mountain had fog billowing over the top as we got started.





It was a little slippery, but there was plenty of soft snow to dig boots into for traction.








There's a stop about half way up, where I could see Mt. Norwottuck across the way, half shrouded in the mist. I knew it was going to be a good scene up top. We hurried up. Rounding the southern side, nearing the top, the fog was still pretty thick. Made for some interesting photos.







As I had hoped, it was an amazing scene at the top. Mt. Norwottuck stuck out above a low cloud layer, that was billowing north around it. It looked like water crashing around a boulder.





The entire view to the south was buried, beneath the gleaming white clouds. It gave us the impression that we were much, much higher than we actually were.


Here's a summit-cam view, from the north side:

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1 comment:

Mary E.Carey said...

You're right, what an amazing scene. We were commenting on these low-lying clouds as we were driving to Vermont. What a great idea to climb a mountain and see them.