Rise – Og Lake Morning – Back Country Hike – July 2019 – Part 12

Rise

Noisy zips in cool mountain morning air,

open at last, I rise to stand and stare.

Eyes open slowly to such a fine view,

barely awake now, I hike to the loo.

This alpine world, strangely silent at 5,

stopping to listen, as it comes alive.

Gravel crunches softly, ‘neath weary feet,

down by Og Lake, I take a front row seat.

From perch high atop rock, covered with dew,

I watch dawn paint all with a rosy hue.

Sweet birdsong rings out from every tree

rising up slowly to cacophony.

Pink cotton candy clouds fill Eastern skies,

a rosy reward for my early rise.

Cotton candy clouds
Mount Assiniboine
Sunlit peaks
Misty reflection
Peaceful sleeping camp (except for me)
the view from the open door of the loo. (No, I did not leave it open, I was exiting)

11 thoughts on “Rise – Og Lake Morning – Back Country Hike – July 2019 – Part 12

    1. Thanks Marcus. And I had it all to myself….just me and 100,000 birds…and two hikers with headlamps going the opposite direction who likely did not know what was going on behind them. Thanks for reading. Hope all is well. Allan

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