March 6, 2017
Jay wanted to eat breakfast on top of Shuckstack Mountain fire tower this morning. I agreed, before I realized I was giving my approval to climbing a mountain before breakfast!
Deep fog shrouded the landscape. Jay became a dim black shape on the trail ahead of me. Would the trail break out of the fog in time for a view? I kept climbing, accompanied by the grumbles of an unromantic stomach.
When we finally reached the fire tower on Shuckstack, a fiercely howling icy wind tore the fog off the top of the mountain, revealing 360 degrees of – more mountains! What a view! But way too cold and uncomfortable for breakfast. We took a few quick looks, then fled down and around the ridge, until we found a comfortable log to perch on while we hungrily consumed breakfast and lunch all in one meal!