Romantic Breakfast?

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!

Author: Sarah and Jay Bigelow

Hi! We live in the Carson Valley in Nevada near Lake Tahoe. Sarah is a retired elementary school teacher, and Jay is a retired fish biologist. We are in our 50's, and have been married for 30 years.

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