After a couple of weeks of barely seeing the sun it made a glorious appearance for our winter solstice hike. Sixteen of us headed up the Butler Lodge Trail just before 3PM under clear and calm conditions with a blue sky.

Every once in a while we had to stop and look behind us to enjoy the setting sun. As we went along the colors kept changing from a winter wonderland of white to a blue hue and finally some trees lit up in shades of pink from the alpine glow. We reached Butler Lodge as the sun was dipping below the Adirondacks with a sea of clouds out on the horizon. It created a magical moment for all to enjoy.

Mary Lou delivered a few words of wisdom about the winter solstice then we enjoyed many delicious treats before donning our headlamps and heading back down the trail.