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Thursday, March 19, 2015

310: VERNAL EQUINOX 2015

 
Photo taken on the morning of March 18, 2015.



Yesterday morning, the sun rose at 7:35 AM and the sun set last night at 7:36 PM. It was the closest day to having equal sunlight and darkness. Day and Night were divided into roughly 12 hours each. Tomorrow the world observes the Spring Equinox, a time when the sun is exactly at zenith over the Equator. While some observed this yesterday, others believe that it is tomorrow at 4:45 PM (MST). Whether you go by a heavenly calendar or the world’s calendar, it is important to observe.

 While it has been an unusually mild winter in Utah, there is still plenty of snow up in the mountains. A hike that usually only takes about 2 hours, took over 5 hours yesterday in the snow. Hiking in the winter months, there is no easy trail to follow, and in the backcountry you need to forge your own path. The goal yesterday was to summit to Lake Katherine passing Lake Mary. Last year, Lake Mary was completely dry. I wrote about it HERE. Right now, the mountain lakes are still frozen and snow covered. It was a serene and beautiful solitary hike and time to receive much needed answers to prayer.





 
 




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