On a recent Saturday morning, alarm clocks began buzzing at 1:45 AM for a group of ambitious Aevitans seeking to watch the sunrise from an Adirondack peak.
Aevitans Aaron, Diana, Dave, Svetlana, Jenna, Sam, and Stephanie began their hike up Jay Mountain in the dark with headlamps shining brightly, hoping to get a glimpse of the first sun rays from the summit!
The weather at the trailhead was unusually warm, with clear skies allowing for an amazing show of stars.
Once the group got above the tree line, the weather was much colder, and unfortunately, clouds were covering the mountain.
While the group was unable to see the sunrise over the distant horizon due to the clouds, the views eventually became incredible as the sun burned off the cloud cover, creating a clearing on the mountain top that rewarded our hikers with views from above the clouds hovering lower in the valleys.
We are so proud of our Aevitans going out of their comfort zone (most had never done a sunrise hike before, and Svetlana had never done a hike of any kind before!) Way to go, Aevitas Athletes!