I had put all my gear away in preparation for descent when I happened to turn around... I don't remember the last time I was standing atop a mountain as its shadow was cast upon the countryside below. Needless to say, the gear was quickly taken from the bag to capture the moment.
I had spent all my time looking into the sun that I had forgotten to turn around. Isn't that so true for most of us? Not staring into the direction of the sun, but focused on something that we forget to take a moment to consider all the different perspectives around our position.
(View looking southeast towards Lake Almanor with Reading Peak in the foreground. Atop Mt Lassen volcano) — at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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