Foggy Mountain


 Photo by William Gillette

Photo by William Gillette

Fog. There is something about early morning fog that has a calming effect. The misty soft light shine as streaks through the trees.  It reminds me of walking to the bus stop as a kid. I remember being amazed that I could not see the stop sign at the end of my road. My friends would walk into the fog to see how far away they could get before they could no longer be seen. Just last year I had the most amazing fog experience, camping on a northern Georgia mountain, my Wife, Two of my best friends, and I were out collecting kindling for the fire to cook dinner on a cold afternoon. Nathan, my best childhood friend, walked up the road to grab some larger limbs from a fallen tree. As I gathered some smaller sticks near the site I heard Nathan yell my name from down the road. As I looked up the hill a very heavy white wall of fog had just reached him on the road, and he was gone! Only 3-5 feet of viability at most. We all stood still laughing from amazement. The air felt thick around me, you could feel the resistance of the air. And then after a minute it cleared out just a quickly as it came. It was one of the most amazing things I have seen. Now every time it is foggy one of us brings it up, so I know it had the same effect on them. That was a great camping moment!